Bill Cobey

William Wilfred Cobey, Jr., known as Bill Cobey (born May 13, 1939), is chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education and a former one-term Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina.Cobey was born in Washington, D.C. and reared in the suburb of University Park in Prince George's County, Maryland. His father, William W. Cobey, Sr., was the athletic director for the University of Maryland from 1956 to 1969.