Christopher C. Cox


Christopher C. Cox
Christopher C. Cox
1st Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
In office
1865–1868
Governor Augustus Bradford (1865–1866)
Thomas Swann (1866–1868)
Preceded by None – office created
Succeeded by Office abolished
Next to hold this position: Blair Lee III in 1971
Personal details
Born August 26, 1816
Baltimore, Maryland
Died November 25, 1882(1882-11-25) (aged 66)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Easton, Maryland
Political party National Union Party

Christopher C. Cox (August 26, 1816 – November 25, 1882) was a United States politician from Maryland.

Born in Baltimore, Cox was a member of the National Union Party, a coalition of Democrats loyal to the Union and Republicans during the Civil War.

Cox served as the first Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1865 to 1868, upon creation of the office. It was abolished in 1868 until reinstatement in 1970 when the next Lieutenant Governor, Blair Lee III, was elected.

An Episcopalian, Cox died in Washington D.C.

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Political offices
Preceded by
office created
Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
1865–1868
Succeeded by
Blair Lee III (1971)



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