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John J. Cox
The Michigan Alumnus 80-99

John Joseph Cox, who has been made Assistant Professor of Civil En
gineering, was born at Edon, Ohio. September 6, 1882. He is a graduate
 of the Case School of Applied Science, holding the degree of Bachelor of 
Science in Civil Engineering.

After leaving school he was employed by the
 Stark Railway Company on railway construction at Alliance, Ohio, later 
accepting similar positions with the Forest City Railway Company at Cleveland and the Painesville & Eastern Railway Company at Willoughby, Ohio. 

In February 1908, he began a private practice at Coldwater, Mich., which 
he carried on until called to the University in the fall of 1913 as an instruc
tor in civil engineering, in charge of highway engineering. While in pri
vate practice he acted in a consulting capacity for the Michigan State High
way Department, as well as devoting considerable time to engineering for
 municipalities. Professor Cox also did a great deal of work as an engi
neering contractor, such as roads, pavements, drainage, bridges and buildings.
He is the author of several articles on highway construction and 
maintenance. He is a past president of the Michigan State Engineering So
ciety and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Professor Cox was married in 1909 to Miss Austa Marium Whitmore, of Ouincy, Mich. They have two children, Joseph Henry, aged five years, 
 and Ruth Marium, aged twenty months.