MG Albert Lyman Cox

MG Albert Lyman Cox

Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
Death 15 Apr 1965 (aged 81)
Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 20579254 · View Source
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Obituary from NY Times, 1965
Goldsboro, NC April 16—Maj. Gen. Albert L. Cox, who retired from the Army in 1942, died last night at his home here. He was 81 years old. General Cox had cancer for the last four years but until very recently maintained in law practice in his hometown. He is survived by his widow, the former Arabel Parker Nash, two sons, Adm. William R. Cox of New Hartford, NY and Col. Albert L. Cox, Jr. of Washington; three daughter, Mrs. Murray Borden and Mrs. V.J. Mancuso, both of Goldsboro, and Mrs. William Lively of Denver, and a brother, Dr. Francis A. Cox of Alexandria, VA.A military funeral service will be held here Sunday afternoon.Albert L. Cox was steeped in military traditions almost from his birth. His father, William Ruffin Cox, served as a general in the Army of the Confederate States of America and led the final charge in the Battle of Appomattox. But there were also traditions of Government service and legal training in the family, and the general, whose father served as a United States Senator after the Civil War, drew upon these as well. After attending the Horner Military School in North Carolina and having been graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1904, General Cox received a law degree from Harvard University.After practicing privately for two years, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 1916 he was elected to the state's Supreme Court, but he resigned to join the Army when the United States entered World War I.
He served in France as a colonel commanding the 113th Field Artillery and received the Distinguished Service Cross. After the war he remained in the Army. In 1938 he was appointed commanding general of the National Guard in the District of Columbia. General Cox had long been active in military organizations, for many years heading the defense committee of the American Legion. He was also commander in chief of the Military Order of the World War.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MG Albert Lyman Cox (1 Dec 1883–15 Apr 1965), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20579254, citing Willow Dale Cemetery, Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by David A. French (contributor 47127919) .