Samuel S. Cox
Samuel Sullivan "Sunset" Cox ( born September 30, 1824 in Zanesville, Ohio; † September 10, 1889 in New York City ) was an American lawyer, writer and politician. He represented 1857-1865 the state of Ohio and then 1869-1873 and 1873-1885, and finally 1886-1889 the State of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Samuel Sullivan Cox was born about nine and a half years after the end of the British - American War in Zanesville and grew up there. He attended Ohio University in Athens and graduated in 1846 from Brown University in Providence (Rhode Iceland ). Cox studied law, was admitted as a solicitor in 1849 and then began to practice in Zanesville. He earned the Columbus Statesman newspaper in Ohio, where he worked as an editor in 1853 and 1854. In 1855 he went as Secretary of the U.S. Legation to Lima ( Peru). Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. He attended the Democratic National Convention as a delegate in 1864 and 1868.
In the congressional elections of 1856 Cox was in the twelfth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel Galloway on March 4, 1857. He was re-elected twice in a row. Then he ran in 1862 in the seventh election district of Ohio for a congress seat. After a successful election, he entered on March 4, 1863 succeeding Richard Almgill Harrison. Two years later he suffered in his re-election bid a defeat and retired after the March 3, 1865 from the Congress of. During the time as a congressman he had presided over the Committee on Revolutionary Claims (35th Congress ).
Cox moved on March 4, 1865 New York City, where he worked as a lawyer again.
In the congressional elections of 1868 he was in the sixth electoral district of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas E. Stewart on March 4, 1869. After a successful re-election in 1872, he suffered a defeat and retired after the March 3, 1873 from the Congress of. During this election, he went to both the Democrats and Liberal Republicans for the " at-large " seat in the 43rd Congress. On November 4, 1873, he was nevertheless elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, there to fill the vacancy that was created by the death of James Brooks. He was re-elected five times in a row. In 1884 he ran in the eighth constituency for a congress seat. After a successful election, he resigned on March 4, 1885 to succeed John J. Adams, but announced on May 20, 1885 already his resignation. As a Congressman he had at this time a President of the Committee on Banking and Currency ( 44th Congress ), the Committee on the Census (46th Congress ), the Committee on Foreign Affairs (46th Congress ) and the Committee on Naval Affairs ( 48th Congress ).
President Grover Cleveland appointed him on 21 May 1885 as a successor to the Messenger of Lew Wallace ( Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary ) in the Ottoman Empire - a position that he held until 22 October 1886.
On November 2, 1886, he was selected in the ninth electoral district of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives, there to fill the vacancy that was created by the resignation of Joseph Pulitzer. Cox was re-elected in the following two Congresses. He died during his last term in office on September 10, 1889 in New York City and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in the then still independent city of Brooklyn.
His grandfather was Congressman James Cox from New Jersey. He was named after Samuel Sulivan, who was 1820-1823 State Treasurer (Finance Minister) of Ohio.
Samuel Sullivan Cox was known as an eloquent speaker. His nickname "Sunset" he was of a particularly flowery description of a sunset in one of his speeches ( " ... by reason of a highly wrought and sophomoric editorial on a flaming sunset after a great storm. " ) James H. Baker, the then editor of the Scioto Gezette, a Whig newspaper in Chillicothe, then gave him the nickname.
Cox wrote during his life the following books: