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Edwin P. Cox

Member From: 1904 - 1915

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  • Birth Date: May 2, 1870 Birth Place:Bland County, Virginia
  • Death Date: March 11, 1938
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Sallie Bland Clarke; Rhoda Ethel Freeman
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  • Bio: Born in Bland County, Va., May 2, 1870. Died in Richmond, Va., March II, 1938. Buried in “Clover Hill” Cemetery, Chesterfield County, Va. Edwin P. Cox of Richmond City was the son of Henry Winston and Martha (Woolridge) Cox, both of Chesterfield County, and grandson of judge James H. Cox. He attended Prince Edward Academy, Hampden- Sydney, B. A., and the University of Virginia, LL. B. He began the practice of law in Richmond. He was a member of the House of Delegates, 1904-16. He was a member of the Selective Service Board for the Eastern District of Virginia. He was appointed judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit and elected June 17. 1924, serving as such until he died. He married firstly, April 12, 1898, Sallie Bland Clarke, daughter of Captain Maxwell T. and Ellen (Scott) Clarke of Richmond, and secondly, December 28, 1912, Rhoda Ethel Freeman, daughter of Captain R. E. and Lillienne (Llewellyn) Freeman of Danville.

    While he was Speaker of the House, the Clerk was JOHN W. WILLIAMS.
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1904 Richmond City Democrat Counties, Cities and Towns
General Laws
1906 Richmond City Democrat General Laws (Chair)
Retrenchment and Economy
1908 Richmond City Democrat General Laws (Chair)
1910 Richmond City Democrat General Laws (Chair)
Militia and Police
1912 Richmond City Democrat General Laws (Chair)
Militia and Police
Privileges and Elections
1914-1915 Richmond City Democrat Speaker of the House Rules (Chair)

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