Christopher C. Cox
|Christopher C. Cox|
|1st Lieutenant Governor of Maryland|
|Preceded by||None – office created|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished
Next to hold this position: Blair Lee III in 1971
|Born||August 26, 1816
|Died||November 25, 1882
|Resting place||Easton, Maryland|
|Political party||National Union Party|
Christopher C. Cox (August 26, 1816 – November 25, 1882) was a United States politician from Maryland.
Cox served as the first Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1865 to 1868. The relatively new office was abolished in 1868 and not reinstated until 1970, upon which the next lieutenant governor, Blair Lee III, was elected. Re-creation of the office involved an amendment to the Maryland Constitution of 1867, which had superseded the 1864 constitution under which the office was initially established.
An Episcopalian, Cox died in Washington D.C.
|Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Blair Lee III (1971)
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