CHARLES LONERGAN COBB PAPERS, 1917-1958 (Accession 11)
Charles Lonergan Cobb was a banker in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He was born in Chester, S.C. in 1883. He worked in banks in various capacities beginning as a messenger at the Savings Bank of Rock Hill at the age of 8 rising to the Presidency of the People’s National Bank and the Board Chairman of the People’s National Bank and Trust Company. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Winthrop College from 1938 to 1953. He died in 1953 at the age of 70.
The Charles Lonergan Cobb Papers consists mainly of correspondence but also includes photographs, biographical material, magazine and newspaper clippings, all relating to Cobb’s career as a banker at People’s National Bank( 1905-1949); and the People’s National Bank and Trust Company(1949-1953) in Rock Hill, SC as well as his association with Winthrop College as a Board of Trustees’ member(1938-1953). Subjects include, railroad cotton shipping service to South Carolina mill towns, crop loans in the early 1920s, location of the Celanese Chemical Plant in Rock Hill, the Winthrop College Board of Trustees, and a1946 article about Cobb that appeared in the Saturday Evening Post.