Joshua Frederick Cockey Talbott


Joshua Frederick Cockey Talbott

Joshua Frederick Cockey "Fred" Talbott (29 July 1843 - 5 October 1918) was a U.S. Congressman who represented the second Congressional district of Maryland.

Born near Lutherville, Maryland, he began to study law in 1862 but joined the Confederate Army during the American Civil War in 1864 to serve in the Second Maryland Cavalry. Following the war, Talbott was admitted to the bar in 1866 and began to practice law in Towson, Maryland.

In 1878, after several years of activity in Democratic politics and local civic affairs, he was elected to the U.S. Congress. Except for the periods 1885 to 1893, during which he served for a time as Insurance Commissioner for Maryland, and 1894 to 1902, he served in Congress until his death. Talbott was a member of the House Naval Affairs Committee for 25 years and worked unceasingly for a strong and modern Navy. He died in Lutherville, and is interred in Sherwood Cemetery of Cockeysville, Maryland.

The destroyer USS "J. Fred Talbott (DD-156)" was named for him.

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