Edward E. Cox

Edward E. Cox

Edward Eugene Cox (April 3, 1880 - December 24, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Born near Camilla, Georgia, Cox attended Camilla High School and Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, before graduating from the law department of that university in 1902.He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Camilla, Georgia.He served as mayor of Camilla 1904-1906.He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908.He was appointed and subsequently elected judge of the superior court of the Albany circuit and served from 1912 until he resigned in 1916, having become a candidate for Congress.He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress.

Cox was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death.He served as chairman of the Select Committee on Tax Exempt Foundations (Eighty-second Congress). Had been reelected to the Eighty-third Congress.He died in Bethesda, Maryland, December 24, 1952.He was interred in Oakview Cemetery, Camilla, Georgia.


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