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Leander Martin COX

(1812-1865)

COX, Leander Martin, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Cumberland County, Va., May 7, 1812; completed academic studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives 1843-1845; captain in the Third Kentucky Volunteers in the Mexican War in 1847; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Flemingsburg, Ky., March 19, 1865; interment in Fleming County Cemetery.

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

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