Alabama Department of Archives and History
Rufus W. Cobb
Rufus W. Cobb (1829-1913) was the 25th governor of Alabama (1878-1882). A Bourbon Democrat, he supported the interests of
railroad and mining companies and approved funding for the founding of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now Tuskegee
University). Before his governorship Cobb served as a state legislator.