Edward E. Cox

Edward Eugene Cox ( * April 3, 1880 in Camilla, Mitchell County, Georgia, † December 24, 1952 in Bethesda, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1925 and 1952 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Cox attended the public schools of his home including Camilla High School. He then studied for four years at Mercer University in Macon. After a subsequent law degree from the same university and its made ​​in 1902 admitted to the bar he began in Camilla to work in his new profession. Politically, Cox was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1904 and 1906 he served as mayor of his home town of Camilla. In 1908 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, was nominated on the William Jennings Bryan for the third time as a presidential candidate. From 1912 to 1916, Cox judge in the judicial district of Albany. In 1916 he was defeated in the party 's internal secretion to the midterm elections the MPs Frank Park, which was subsequently re-elected.

In the congressional elections of 1924, Cox was then in the second electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took over from Park on March 4, 1925 the time he had defeated in the Primary. After 13 Re-elections he could remain until his death on 24 December 1952 at the Congress. Only a month before his death from a heart attack he was again elected to Congress.

In Cox's time as a congressman fell among others, the Great Depression, the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Second World War. In Congress, adopted in the years 1933 and 1951, the 20th, the 21st and the 22nd Amendment. Cox was considered a conservative Democrat who often stood in opposition to the policies of Democratic President Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. He was also an opponent of civil rights and social legislation of the time. In 1943 he founded his own committee to investigate the activities of the Federal Communications Commission. When it became known that he had recently accepted money from a company that hoped for from these investigations advantages, he had to give up the chairmanship of this committee. Since 1951 until his death, it was Edward Cox a special committee, which dealt with the exemption of foundations (Select Committee to Investigate Tax- Exempt Foundations ).

Edward Cox was buried in his hometown of Camilla.