Member Biography

John Fremont Cox 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1941-1942       45 Democrat
1943-1944       45 Democrat
1945-1946       45 Democrat

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


09/11/1903 - 11/05/1980

Judge John Fremont Cox, Sr. (D45) Allegheny (Part) County 1941-1945 

Early Life:

Judge John Fremont Cox, Sr., born September 11, 1903, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; son of Robert Brierly and Margaret Easton Cox; Bucknell University, A.B.; Washington and Lee University, M.A.; University of Pittsburgh Law School, LL. B.; practicing attorney before all courts; deputy, Clerk of Courts, Allegheny County; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1941- resigned, December 18, 1945; Judge, Orphans Court, Allegheny County 1946-1966; married, Mary Louise Rinaman, children, Betty Lou Cox, John F, Jr., William W.; died, November 5, 1980, Homestead, Pennsylvania; interment, Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Lambda Chi Alpha Social Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity; president, Middler Class, University of Pittsburgh Law School, member, Kiwanis International, Monarch Club, Eagles, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Odd Fellows, Masonic Bodies, Presbyterian Church of Homestead. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1941- resigned, December 18, 1945; committee assignments, Corporation, Insurance, Judiciary (General), Law and Order, Military Affairs, Public Utilities, Representative Apportionment, Workman’s Compensation.

Judge, Orphans Court, Allegheny County 1946-1966


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1943). Focht, Brown (Compiler / Editor). (Volume 86) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 611, 614. Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 596

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) · Saturday, November 08, 1980.

John F. Cox (1903-1980) - Find a Grave Memorial