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 John Issac Cox

John Issac Cox

Birth
Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Death 4 Sep 1946 (aged 90)
Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA
Burial Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section 3, Plot 386
Memorial ID 13883513 · View Source
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Tennessee Governor. He attended Jefferson Academy, studied law at Blountville Academy, was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Blountville, Tennessee. He was elected Justice of the Peace for Sullivan County Tennessee, in 1886, served as Sullivan County District Attorney, in 1889, was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, (1892-94) and a member of the Tennessee State Senate, (1900-05). When Governor James Frazier resigned to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate, Cox as a Democrat became the 29th Governor of Tennessee, serving (1905-07). Failing his bid for reelection, he was reelected to the Tennessee State Senate, serving (1907-12) and in the Tennessee State House of Representatives, in 1913. He was Postmaster of Bristol, Tennessee, (1914-22), then retired to his farm until his death at age 90.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Dr. Bob Schneider
  • Added: 7 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13883513
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Issac Cox (23 Nov 1855–4 Sep 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13883513, citing Glenwood Cemetery and Chapel Mausoleum, Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .