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Edwin Cox

chemical engineer.

Edwin Cox, American chemical engineer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal, Army Comm. Ribbon with oak leaf cluster; recipient Distinguished Service award Virginia section American Chemical Society, 1951; Gold medal award American Institute Chemists, 1965; Distinguished Service award Virginia Military Institute, 1974; Chemical Engineering Achievement award. Registered profile engineer, Virginia, New York.


Cox, Edwin was born on September 20, 1902 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Edwin Piper and Sally Bland (Clarke) Cox.


Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, Virginia Military Institute, 1920, Master of Science in chemistry, 1920.


1 son, Edwin. With Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation, 1920-1957, vice president, 1949-1957. Private practice chemical engineer, chemist, Aylett, Virginia, from 1958. President Tobacco By-Products and Chemical Corporation.

Partner Edwin Cox Associates, Richmond. Member advising committee Virginia Bicentennial. Trustee Virginia Institute Science Research.

Personal Aide five Virginia governments, 1926-1950. President Virginia History Society.


  • Author articles in chemical and history journals Patentee in field.


Served to colonel Infantry, Army of the United States, 1940-1946, commanding officer 176th infantry, Joint Chiefs of Staff Secretariat, Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, operational control I.G. Farben, 1945. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute Chemists. Member American Chemical Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers, Virginia Academy Science, Military Order World Wars, Society Colonial Wars, National Society Professional Engineers, S.R., Jamestown Society (past governor).

Clubs: Commonwealth, Richmond.


Married Virginia Bagby DeMott, May 19, 1927.

Edwin Piper Cox

Sally Bland (Clarke) Cox

Virginia Bagby DeMott