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Channing Harris Cox


In office
January 6, 1921 – January 8, 1925
Lieutenant Alvan T. Fuller
Preceded by Calvin Coolidge
Succeeded by Alvan T. Fuller

In office
1919 – 1921
Governor Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by Calvin Coolidge
Succeeded by Alvan T. Fuller

Born October 28, 1879(1879-10-28)
Manchester, New Hampshire
Died August 20, 1968 (aged 88)
Political party Republican

Channing Harris Cox (October 28, 1879 – August 20, 1968) was a Massachusetts Republican politician and Governor born in Manchester, New Hampshire. Channing Cox served as Lieutenant Governor to Calvin Coolidge and continued his policies after Coolidge declined reelection to serve as Vice President. Mr. Cox was noted for advancing progressive labor legislation and adjusting administrative law to Massachusetts' changing economy.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, Mr. Cox served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1911-19. Over the next several years he was Lieutenant Governor to Calvin Coolidge. As a Republican, Cox won the governorship by a wide margin in the popular election. His administration expanded upon many existing laws: workman's compensation payments were increased, farmers and domestic workers were included as workers and made eligible for state benefits, compulsory education was extended to all children, and child labor laws were expanded.

Governor Cox also responded to changes in the Massachusetts economy. He advocated policies and reforms to discourage speculative investment with borrowed funds. He instituted a corporate tax on income from real estate holdings and enabled trade unions both to sue and be sued. After governing two terms, Channing Cox retired to practice law in a private practice and worked with various banking and industrial firms.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Calvin Coolidge
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1919–1921
Succeeded by
Alvan T. Fuller
Preceded by
Calvin Coolidge
Governor of Massachusetts
1921–1925
Succeeded by
Alvan T. Fuller







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