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Benjamin L. Cox

Ben L. Cox
Full Name: Benjamin L. "Ben" Cox
Birth date: January 27, 1877
Death date: August 15, 1952

Terms of Service

  • House, 37th Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 1/9/1923
  • House, 36th Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 1/11/1921

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • First Cavalry, Troop G, Spanish-American War. Obituary, 8/15/1952. Abilene Reporter-News .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • Benjamin L. Cox, birth date 1/7/1877 in Texas; death date 8/15/1952 in Waco, McLennan County; usual residence in Abilene, Taylor County; lawyer; Spanish-American War veteran. 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) .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
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