Cox, Archibald, 1912-2004

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Birth 1912-05-17
Death 2004-05-29

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, educator, LL. B. Harv. Law S. 1937, LL. D., 1975. Admitted to Bar, 1937. In law practice in Boston, 1938-1941. Prof. of law, Harv. U., 1945-1961, 1965- Solicitor general of U.S., 1961-1965. Prosecutor of U.S. Dept. of Justice Watergate Special Prosecution Force. Author of The Warren Court (1968), co-author Cases on Labor Law (1948, 1976, with D.C. Bok).

From the description of Papers, 1862-1978. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236047245

From the description of Papers, 1862-1978. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236047250

Archibald Cox, best known as a lawyer, professor of law, and U.S. Solicitor General from 1961-1965, also taught undergraduate courses in government in Harvard College from 1977-1983.

From the description of Teaching material for undergraduate courses in government, 1977-1983. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77064420

Wilston Professor of Law, Harvard University, 1965-

Professor Archibald Cox (1912- ) received an LL. B. from Harvard University (1937). In general practice until 1941, he was then an attorney in the office of the solicitor general, U.S. Department of Justice, until 1943, and associate solicitor of the Department of Labor, 1943-1945, after which he returned to Harvard as a faculty member of the law school. In 1965, he was named Wilston Professor of Law at Harvard. Relevant experience includes his service as co-chairman of the Construction Industrial Stabilization Commission, 1951-1952, and his authorship of two books on labor law.

From the description of Archibald Cox. The place of law in labor arbitration : transcript of an address before the National Academy of Arbitrators, New York City, 1952. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63541145


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