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James COX

(1753-1810)

COX, James, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Monmouth, N.J., June 14, 1753; attended the public schools; commanded a company of militia at the Battles of Germantown and of Monmouth and attained the rank of brigadier general; member of the State general assembly 1801-1807, and served as speaker 1804-1807; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress and served from March 4, 1809, until his death in Monmouth, N.J., September 12, 1810; interment in the Yellow Meeting House Cemetery, Upper Freehold Township, N.J.

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

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