Cox, Hugh Baker, 1905-1973


Cox, Hugh Baker, 1905-1973


Bio: Hugh Baker Cox (1905-1973) was special assistant to the attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice from 1935 to 1939. He served as first assistant to the assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division from 1939 to 1942. From 1942 to 1943, he conducted economic intelligence in London, England for the U.S. Bureau of Economic Warfare, and for part of 1943 he also served successively as assistant attorney general in charge of the War Division at the Department of Justice, and as acting solicitor general. He served as assistant solicitor general from 1944 to 1945, and during the last half of 1945 he was general counsel of the Surplus Property Administration.


LBJ Connection: Donor of correspondence between himself and Lyndon B. Johnson regarding LBJ's disputed 1948 Senate election