Christopher C. Cox

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Christopher C. Cox
1st Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
In office
Governor Augustus Bradford
Thomas Swann
Preceded by None – office created
Succeeded by Office abolished
Next to hold this position: Blair Lee III in 1971
Personal details
Born August 26, 1816
Baltimore, Maryland
Died November 25, 1882(1882-11-25) (aged 66)
Washington, D.C.
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.

Born in Baltimore, Cox was a member of the National Union Party, a coalition of Democrats loyal to the Union and Republicans during the Civil War.

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 Re-creation of the office involved an amendment to the Maryland Constitution of 1867, which had superseded the 1864 constitution under which the office was initially established.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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
office created
Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Succeeded by
Blair Lee III (1971)