Ben L. Cox

Benjamin L. Cox

Full Name: Benjamin L. "Ben" Cox
Date of birth: January 27, 1877
Date of death: August 15, 1952

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 107 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor
H 107 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor

Terms of Service top

House District 107
Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923
Legislatures: 37th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Abilene / Taylor
Counties in district: Taylor
House District 107
Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921
Legislatures: 36th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Abilene / Taylor
Counties in district: Taylor

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Ben L. Cox, "In Chambers We Learn," January 1949, p. 25. Veteran of the Spanish-American War, member of the 36th-37th Legislatures, "father of the statute placing natural gas concerns under the control of the Railroad Commission and giving that body the power to fix rates." Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • Biographical sketch, discussion of service in the Spanish-American War, and photo, "Spanish War Veteran - 13 Baylor Boys Volunteered May 13, 1898 and Ben L. Cox, Senior Was Along," 4/26/1938, p. 13. Birth date 1/27/1877. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • First Cavalry, Troop G, Spanish-American War. Obituary, 8/15/1952. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Cox, Benjamin L. United States Volunteers, Spanish-American War, Call Number: 401-226. Private, Troop G, 1st Texas Volunteer Cavalry, Spanish-American War. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "Ben L. Cox, Lawyer, Civic Leader, Dies," Friday evening, 8/15/1952, p. 1. Birth date 1/27/1877. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Benjamin L. Cox, birth date 1/7/1877, death date 8/15/1952, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Ben L. Cox, birth date 1/27/1877, death date 8/15/1952, burial in Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County. Find a Grave.
  • "Judge Ben L. Cox Buried in Abilene," Sweetwater Reporter, 8/17/1952, p. 12, crediting Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library. "Ben L. Cox, pioneer Abilene civic leader, attorney and former legislator," death date 8/15/1952. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - Ben L. Cox, postoffice Abilene, nativity Texas, age 43 (born circa 1878), 43 years in Texas, lawyer, member of former legislatures: 36th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. Ben L. Cox, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ben L. Cox, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

37th R.S. - 1921
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Graft Charges, Investigation of  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary (Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Mining  
36th R.S. - 1919
Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
Oil, Gas, and Mining  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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