Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Cox, Jacob Dolson
COX, JACOB DOLSON, an American soldier; born in Montreal, Oct. 27, 1828; was graduated at Oberlin in 1851, becoming a lawyer; but upon the outbreak of the Civil War was made Brigadier-General of Ohio Volunteers. In 1862 he became Major-General of United States Volunteers, and in 1864 commanded a division at Nashville. He was elected governor of Ohio in 1865, and in 1869 became Secretary of the Interior in President Grant's cabinet. He died in Magnolia, Mass., Aug. 4, 1900.