Henry Cobb, a retired educator with nearly 33 years of experience, was born in Lee County, Mississippi. He attended Rosenwald Elementary School in the Red Hip Community and graduated from B. F. Ford High School in New Albany, Mississippi.
Cobb received a B. S. Degree from Mississippi Valley State University and a master’s degree from Jackson State University. Cobb furthered his education with studies at Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, University of Oklahoma, University of Southern Mississippi, Colorado State University, and University Technical Institute.
Cobb has received many recognitions and awards, to include: appointed by President Bill Clinton to Americans for Change Presidential Task Force; recognized by President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore, Jr. as a member of the National Steering Committee of the Clinton/Gore 1996 Campaign; recognized by the National Institute Service for Automotive Service for Excellence in Preston, Virginia; awarded Distinguished Service in Industrial Education in the State of Mississippi; appointed to the Mississippi Committee of Practitioners on Vocational-Technical Education, State Department of Education; vocational Teacher of the Year State of Mississippi; automotive Teacher of the Year for the State of Mississippi; member of the Year Mississippi Association of Educators; Teacher of Distinction Tupelo Public School District; 2006 State NAACP Medgar Evers Award; awarded AARP MS 2014 Andrus Award Winner for Community Service; and Dr. Martin Luther King Drum Major Award 2013.
Cobb is past President of the Tupelo Lee County Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi; Vice-President of the Union County Branch NAACP; President of the AARP Local Chapter; member and past Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross and past member of the Mississippi Region American Red Cross Regional Board; Board Member of the Birmingham Ridge Volunteer Fire Department; and serving on the Bancorp South Community Reinvestment Act. He has been past President for Tupelo Association of Educators, Tupelo Teachers, and Administrators Federal Credit Union; Bancorp South CRA Community Reinvestment Act, District 1 REPM Retired Educational Personnel of Mississippi, and past Vice-President of the Mississippi Association of Educators.
During his teaching tenure, his students won five (5) State Automotive Ford/AAA Students Auto Skills Competitions and completed on a national level in Washington, DC five times.
Cobb is a member of the Red Hill M.B. Church where he serves as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Deacon Board.
Cobb is married to May Frances Cobb and they have two sons, Roderick Cobb and Darrell Cobb.