Leander Cox

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Leander Cox

Leander Martin Cox (May 7, 1812 – March 19, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Cumberland County, Virginia, Cox completed academic studies. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. He moved to Flemingsburg, Kentucky. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1843–1845. He served as captain in the Third Kentucky Volunteers in the Mexican War in 1847.

Cox was 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). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, March 19, 1865. He was interred in Fleming County Cemetery.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Mason
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th congressional district

1853 – 1857
Succeeded by
John C. Mason