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Cox, Channing Harris, 1879-1968



  • Existence: 1879 - 1968


Channing Harris Cox was born on October 28, 1879 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1901 after which he attending Harvard Law School receiving his degree in 1904. After graduation he opened a law practice in Boston, Massachusetts, which he maintained until he was elected governor. Cox won his first elected office, a seat on the Boston Common Council, in 1908. The following year he won election to the state legislature, where he served nine annual terms, the last four as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. During these years he became politically associated with Calvin Coolidge, who was Senate President and Lieutenant Governor. Coolidge tapped Cox as his running mate for governor in 1918, and Cox served two one-year terms as lieutenant governor. Cox ran for governor in 1920 and served from 1921 to 1925. Cox was noted for advancing progressive labor legislation and adjusting administrative law to Massachusetts' changing economy. Cox died on Auygust 29, 1968.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Channing Cox letters

Identifier: MS-597
Date(s): 1904 to 1960

Channing H. Cox (1879-1968), Governor of Massachusetts. Dartmouth College Class of 1901. The collection contains his personal correspondence as Governor and as a figure in national Republican politics.

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