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Cobb, David 1748-1839 Military officer; born in Attleboro, Mass., Sept. 14, 1748; graduated at Harvard College in 1766; became a physician; member of the Provincial Congress in 1775; aide-de-camp to Washington for a number of years; and brevetted brigadier-general at the close of the Revolutionary War. Washington assigned him the duty of providing entertainment for the French officers, and of making terms for the evacuation of New York. He was a member of Congress in 1793-95; lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts in 1809. He died in Taunton, Mass., April 17, 1839.