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James A. Cobey


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1954 Democratic SD-24 17883 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic SD-24 28673 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic SD-24 29997 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic SD-15 46847 Loss

Candidate Biography:

James Alexander Cobey
Born: October 3, 1913 in Frostburg, Maryland
Married: Virginia Branum (in 1942)
Children: Hope, Christopher, and Lisa
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: December 27, 1993 in Pasadena, CA

1938-1941: Senior Attorney, National Labor Relations Board [Washington, D.C.]
1946: Senior Attorney, National Labor Relations Board [Los Angeles]
1946-1948: Chief Research Attorney, Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 3
1948: Deputy County Counsel, Los Angeles County
1966-1981: Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 3

Source: California Blue Book (1958), (1961)