W.E. Cox

William Euel Cox

Full Name: William Euel Cox
Date of birth: September 16, 1857
Date of death: August 15, 1944

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 55 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis
H 55 Jul 24, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis
H 55 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis

(1) Elections to be held 7/24/1915 to fill vacancies caused by resignations, according to proclamations issued by Governor Ferguson, "Special Elections in Five Districts for Representative," 6/27/1915, p. 5; election returns from Saturday, 7/24/1915, in "Five New Men Will Be in Legislature," 7/27/1915, p. 3. Austin American.
(2) W.E. Cox, in special election 7/24/1915, succeeded George W. McKnight, resigned 6/23/1915. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 33rd and 35th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, William Euel Cox, "Funeral Services Held for W.E. Cox," 8/18/1844, p. 9. Dallas Morning News.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - William E. Cox, Waxahachie, Ellis County, age 43, born September 1857 in Missouri, lawyer, wife Mattie C. Cox.
    Census of 1910 - William E. Cox, Forreston, Ellis County, age 55, born circa 1855 in Missouri, field editor - county newspaper, wife Martha C. Cox. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • William Euel Cox, birth date 9/16/1857 in Missouri, death date 8/15/1944 in University Park, Dallas County, burial in Waxahachie, retired lawyer, father Jessie Cox and mother Sarah Murphy. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William E. Cox, birth date 9/16/1857, death date 8/15/1944, burial in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Ellis County, spouse Martha Carolyn Cox (1869-1956). Includes biographical sketch. Find a Grave.
  • Name William E. Cox. "Ferguson's name mentioned," 3/22/1914, p. 8. "Judge William E. Cox of Waxahachie, who is a member of the legislature from this county, introduced Judge Robertson . . . " Galveston Daily News.
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - W.E. Cox, postoffice Waxahachie, nativity Missouri, lawyer, age 55. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. W.E. Cox, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.E. Cox, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Congressional Districts  
Public Health  
State Affairs  
33rd R.S. - 1913
Congressional Districts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Public Health  

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