George Barnsdale Cox

George Barnsdale Cox

Cox, George Barnsdale, 1853-1916, American politician, Republican boss of Cincinnati, b. Cincinnati. A former bootblack, he turned to real estate and local politics after selling his saloon in 1881. Cox acquired political control of the city in 1886 and held power till 1911, except for defeats in 1897 and 1905. His machine, in other hands, won again in 1913.

George William Cox (January 10, 1827 - February 10, 1902) was a British historian. He is known for resolving the several myths of Greece and the world into idealisations of solar phenomena.

He laid claim to the Irish baronetcy of Cox Of Dunmanway, and styled himself with the honorific 'Sir', however, after his death, the Privy Council rejected his son's claim to the baronetcy.


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