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Richard Ferguson Cox
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: July 2007

Richard Ferguson Cox (1886-1964)

Born in Graceville, Minnesota on February 26, 1886.

Attended the University of Minnesota. Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps in 1910. Assistant to the Chief of Coast Artillery 1917-1921. Duty in the Philippines 1921-1923. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1927 and the Army War College in 1930. In the Personnel Division at the War Department General Staff 1930-1933.  Graduated from the Naval War College in 1935. Director of the Department of Tactics at the Coast Artillery School 1936-1939. Commanding Officer of the 70th Coast Artillery 1939-1940.

Brigadier General in October 1940. Commanding General of Antiaircraft Artillery Training Center at Hinesville, Georgia 1940-1941. Commanding General of 38th Coast Artillery Brigade, then 4th Coast Artillery District February 1941-March 1942. Commanding General of Harbor Defenses at Boston 1942-1944. Retired in February 1944. Died on May 12, 1964.
 

 RF Cox Gravesite PHOTO

COX, RICHARD F
B/GEN USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/26/1886
DATE OF DEATH: 05/12/1964
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 2789-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 6 July 2007