World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

William T. Cobb

Article Id: WHEBN0014638837
Reproduction Date:

Title: William T. Cobb  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Rockland, Maine, List of Bowdoin College people, Bert M. Fernald, Cobb (surname), John Fremont Hill, List of Zeta Psi brothers
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

William T. Cobb

William T. Cobb (July 23, 1857 - July 24, 1937) is an American politician and the 46th Governor of Maine.

Cobb was born in Rockland, Maine on July 23, 1857. He graduated in 1877 from Bowdoin College, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity.[1] After completing his graduation, he went to study in Germany. He studied at the University of Leipzig and the University of Berlin. After his education in Germany, he returned to the United States and studied law at Harvard University. In 1880, he was admitted to the bar. He had a successful legal career.

He was nominated for the governorship of Maine by the Republican party in 1904. He won the general election. He was sworn into governor's office on January 4, 1905. He won the re-election in 1906. During his administration, harsher prohibition laws and economic restructuring was endorsed. Railroad growth was promoted. And, a meat inspection law, a pure food and drug law were advocated.

Cobb left office on January 6, 1909. He died on July 24, 1937 in Rockland, Maine.

Notes

Sources

  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.