James Cox

U.S. Congressperson

1753 – 1810

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Who was James Cox?

James Cox was a member of the United States House of Representatives in the 11th Congress.

He was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey on 16 October 1753, the son of Judge Joseph and Mary Cox. He was an officer in the American Revolutionary War at the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth, and was elected Brigadier General of the Monmouth Brigade after the war. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1801 to 1807 and was its speaker from 1804. He served as a Representative in the 11th United States Congress from 1809 until he died of a stroke on 12 September 1810 in Upper Freehold, New Jersey.

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Born
Oct 16, 1753
Died
Sep 12, 1810

Submitted
on July 23, 2013