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J. Elwood Cox

banker , manufacturer

J. Elwood Cox, American banker, manufacturer. Member Friends Church; Member North Carolina State Highway Commission, since 1921; Member executive council and president nat. bank section of America Bankers’ Association, 1917, treasurer, 1923; member committee from North Carolina on War Finance Corporation.

Background

Cox, J. Elwood was born on November 1, 1856 in Rich Square, North Carolina, United States. Son of Jonathan E. and Elizabeth A. (Hare) Cox.

Education

Educated Guilford College, North Carolina, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, and business college, Baltimore.

Career

President Commercial National Bank. Director First National Bank, Thomasville, North Carolina, Greensboro (North Carolina) Loan & Trust Company, Virginia Trust Company, Richmond, Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company, Greensboro, North Carolina. Also president High Point (North Carolina) Savings and Trust Company.

Director Southern Exposition Building (cost $1,000,000), High Point, High Point Hotel Company Republican nominee for government North Carolina, 1908.

Membership

Member Friends Church. Member North Carolina State Highway Commission, since 1921. Member executive council and president nat. bank section of America Bankers’ Association, 1917, treasurer, 1923.

Member committee from North Carolina on War Finance Corporation.

Connections

Married Bertha E. Snow, October 23, 1878.

father:
Jonathan E. Cox

mother:
Elizabeth A. (Hare) Cox

spouse:
Bertha E. Snow