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Isaac Newton COX

(1846-1916)

COX, Isaac Newton, a Representative from New York; born in Fallsburg, Sullivan County, N.Y., August 1, 1846; moved to Ellenville in 1864 and engaged in the lumber business; supervisor of the town of Wawarsing in 1875 and 1883-1886 and served as chairman of the board during the last year; served four years on the Democratic State committee; appointed by President Cleveland chairman of the commission to examine and report upon the condition of the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1886; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; appointed a member of the State commission on fisheries, and served from 1894 to 1899; engaged in mercantile pursuits, lumbering, and banking in Ellenville, Ulster County, N.Y., where he died September 28, 1916; interment in Fantinekill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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