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 James Cochrane Dobbin

James Cochrane Dobbin

Birth
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Death 4 Aug 1857 (aged 43)
Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 8056745 · View Source
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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.

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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 3 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8056745
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Cochrane Dobbin (17 Jan 1814–4 Aug 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8056745, citing Cross Creek Cemetery #01, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .