Christopher C. Cox

Christian Christopher Cox ( born August 26, 1816 in Baltimore, Maryland, † November 25, 1882 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1865 and 1868 he was Deputy Governor of the State of Maryland.


Christopher Cox initially completed the Yale College. After a subsequent medical studies and his medical license, he began in 1843 to work in Easton in this profession. Politically, he was a Unionist. In 1859 he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives. At the beginning of the Civil War he served in the medical service in the army of the Union.

1864 Cox was elected the first Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. This post he held 1865-1868. Yet he was Deputy Governor Augustus Bradford and in 1866 by his successor Thomas Swann. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor was then only introduced in 1868 and abolished. This left Cox until 1970, the year of the reintroduction of this office, the only deputy governor of his state. After that, he was a professor at Georgetown College. In 1871 he became chairman of the Health Council in Washington; in 1879 he was an American representative at an international exhibition in Australia (Australian International Exposition ). He suffered an illness from which he never recovered properly. He died on 25 November 1882 in Washington, and was buried in Easton.