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consultant , Lawyer , Communications executive

Kenneth Allen Cox was American lawyer, communications executive, consultant. Bar: Washington 1941. Recipient Alfred I. duPont award in broadcast journalism Columbia University, 1970; Everett C. Parker award, the Minortiy Media and Telecommunications Council, 2003.


Cox, Kenneth Allen was born on December 7, 1916 in Topeka. Son of Seth Leroy and Jean (Sears) Cox.


Bachelor of Arts, University Washington, 1938;Bachelor of Laws, University Washington, 1940;Master of Laws, University of Michigan, 1941;Doctor of Laws, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1969.


Law clerk, Washington Supreme Court, 1941-1942;assistant professor, University of Michigan Law School, 1946-1948;with firm, Little, Palmer, Scott & Slemmons (and predecessor), Seattle, 1948-1961;partner, Little, Palmer, Scott & Slemmons (and predecessor), 1953-1961;special counsel committee interstate and foreign commerce charge television inquiry, United States Senate, 1956-1957;chief broadcast bureau, Federal Communication Commission, Washington, 1961-1963;commissioner, Federal Communication Commission, 1963-1970;counsel to communications law firm, Haley, Bader & Potts, since 1970;senior vice-president, director, MCI Communications Corporation, 1970-1987;consultant, MCI, since 1987. Lecturer U. Washington Law School, part-time 1954, 60. Adjunct Professor Georgetown University Law Center, 1971, 72.


  • Bar: Washington bar 1941.


Vice president Municipal League Seattle and King County, 1960, Seattle World Affairs Council, 1960. President Seattle chapter American Association United Nations, 1957. Chairman one of five citizen subcommittee Legislation Interim Committee Education, 1960.

Board of directors National Public Radio, 1971-1980. Board directors National Advertising Review Board, 1971-1974, Chairman of the Board, 1976-1996. Served to captain Quartermaster Corps.

Army of the United States, 1943-1946, 51-52. Member American, Federal Communications, Washington State, District of Columbia Bar associations, Order ofCoif, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.


Married Nona Beth Fumerton, January 1, 1943. Children– Gregory Allen, Jeffrey Neal, Douglas Randall.

Seth Leroy Cox

Jean (Sears) Cox

Nona Beth Fumerton

Gregory Allen Cox

Jeffrey Neal Cox

Douglas Randall Cox