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BG Richard Ferguson Cox
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1886
Graceville
Big Stone County
Minnesota, USA
Death: May 12, 1964
Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Richard Ferguson Cox
Graduated from the University of Minnesota with mechanical engineering degree in 1908. Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1910. Assistant to the Chief of Coast Artillery 1917-1921. Duty in the Philippines 1921-1923. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1922, and the Army War College in 1930. In the Personnel Division at the War Department General Staff 1930-1933. Graduated from the Naval War College in 1935. Director of the Department of Tactics at the Coast Artillery School 1936-1939. Commanding Officer of the 70th Coast Artillery 1939-1940.
Promoted to Brigidier General in October 1940. Commander of Antiaircraft Artillery Training Center at Hinesville, Georgia 1940-1941. Commanding General of 38th Coast Artillery Brigade, then 4th Coast Artillery District Februrary 1941-March 1942. Commanding General of Harbor Defenses at Boston 1942-1944. Retired in February 1944. Died at St. Petersburg, Florida on May 12, 1964. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Cox (1837 - 1913)
  Rebecca Mills Cox (1850 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann French Cox (1885 - 1979)*
 
 Children:
  Richard French Cox (1918 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eleanor Margaret Cox Burns (1874 - 1950)*
  Robert Matthew Cox (1875 - 1944)*
  William Benjamin Cox (1877 - 1963)*
  John Mills Cox (1879 - 1952)*
  Maria Louise Cox Coyne (1882 - 1976)*
  Richard Ferguson Cox (1886 - 1964)
  James Crawford Cox (1889 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 4 Lot 2789-A
 
Maintained by: Bill Cox
Originally Created by: Russ Jacobs
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47218027
BG Richard Ferguson Cox
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BG Richard Ferguson Cox
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BG Richard Ferguson Cox
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- bob tarte
 Added: Sep. 26, 2015
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