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William Briscom Coxe

William Briscom Coxe, American marine engineer. Served as senior Lieutenant United States Navy, Spanish-American War, 1898; Mason.


  • Coxe, William Briscom was born on February 25, 1869 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Chauncey and Annie Ellen (Griscom) Coxe.

  • Education

    • Graduate Royal Technology College, Charlottenburg, Berlin, 1891. Served apprenticeship as marine engineer, with J. & G. Thompson, Clyde Bank, Scotland, also with North German Lloyd repair plant, Bremerhaven, Germany.


    • Foreign representative and assistant general superintendent William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia, 1898-1904. Delivered to Russia, from Cramps, the battleship Retvizan and the cruiser Variag. To Japan, the cruiser Kasagi.

      President Harlan & Hollingsworth Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, 13½ years. President Reading Paper Mills Company. General manager for Pusey & Jones Company of the Wilmington and Gloucester, New Jersey, plants.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served as senior Lieutenant United States Navy, Spanish-American War, 1898.


    • Married Helen Baer, April.
    • father: Charles Chauncey Coxe
    • mother: Annie Ellen (Griscom) Coxe
    • spouse: Helen Baer
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    Born February 25, 1869
    Died July 4, 1927
    (aged 58)