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James Cochrane Dobbin
Birth: Jan. 17, 1814
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1857
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA

US Congressman. Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He was elected to represent North Carolina in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1845 to 1847. From 1848 to 1852, he was a member of the North Carolina State House of Commons, becoming the speaker in 1850. In 1853, he was named Secretary of the Navy, holding that position until 1857. Shortly after leaving office, he died of tuberculosis. The "USS Dobbin" (Ad-3) was named for him. The ship was in Pearl Harbor during the December 7, 1941 attack, where it received minor damage and continued service during World War II. (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Louisa C. Dobbin (____ - 1848)*
 
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Burial:
Cross Creek Cemetery #1
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Nov 03, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8056745
James Cochrane Dobbin
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- MFPS
 Added: Aug. 4, 2013
Thank you for your services to this country as a Congresman and as President Pierce's Secretary of the Navy. Sadly a brother of yours would die in the wreck of the "Central America" off North Carolina on the way back home.
- J.B.
 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
thank you mr. secretary for your strengthening of the u.s. navy. our country has benefited from your service. may you rest in peace.
- joe redus
 Added: Jun. 29, 2012
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