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Cox, Arthur Macy, 1920-1993



  • Existence: 1920 - 1993


Arthur Macy Cox was born on May 5, 1920. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in history and political science in 1942. During W.W.II he served in the secret intelligence branch of the O.S.S. overseas, and was a member of the staff of the O.S.S. Planning Board which was instrumental in setting up the C.I.A. From 1948-1952, he worked for the Economic Cooperation Administration which was the architect of the Marshal Plan. After leaving the Cooperation he became a member of the Psychological Strategy Board on which he served until 1954. As member of the Board, Cox was directly involved in clandestine operations and instrumental in ushering in the Cold War. Having become an authority on US-Soviet relations he participated in several diplomatic negotiations with the Soviets on behalf of the State Department for which he worked until 1963. Continuing his scholarly and political interest in US-Russian relations, he published prolifically including three books on this subject matter. As a proponent for responsible arms control Cox was also busy on the lecture circle. In 1963, he became the director of the Brookings Institute which was part of the United Nations Policy Studies Program. He remained a busy consultant for foreign affairs and joined the American Committee of US-Soviet Relations as secretary. Cox died on April 29, 1993 at the age of 72.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Arthur Cox papers

Identifier: MS-1139
Date(s): 1947 to 1990

Arthur Macy Cox (1920-1993), intelligence officer, author and authority on US -Soviet relations. Dartmouth College Class of 1942. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, newspapers, clippings, scholarly journals, magazines, booklets, pamphlets, notes, photographs, academic and scholarly papers, memos, VHS tapes, audio tapes, transcriptions of audio tapes, and reports chronicling his participation in US-Soviet relations from the 1940’s to the 1990’s.

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