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COBB, Stephen Alonzo, born in Madison, Maine, 17 June, 183,3; died in August, 1878. He went with his father to Minnesota in 1850, where he engaged in the lumber business, meanwhile preparing for College. After two years in Beloit College he went to Brown, where he graduated in 1858, and in 1859 removed to Wyandotte, Kansas, and began the practice of law. In 1862 he was a state senator, but entered the army, served through the war, and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1869 he again became a member of the state senate. In 1871 he was elected to the house, in 1872 was speaker of Chat body, and mayor of Wyandotte in 1862 and 1868. He was elected to congress in 1872, and served on the committees on post-roads and the state department. He was re-nominated in 1874, but was defeated.
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