Catherine Cox

Fifty year AAG member Catherine E. Cox has died. Born October 12, 1914 in Minnesota she earned a BE at University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1936 and an MA at Clark University in 1942. Cox taught at Michigan State Normal College in Ypsilanti (1942-43) before serving in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, a division of the U.S. Navy for females) during World War II. As of 1946, she was in charge of the Hydrographic Liaison Office in Washington, D.C. and in the early fifties served as an Instruction Officer of Recruit Training for the U.S. Navy in Bainbridge, Maryland. She retired as a Lieutenant Commander from the Navy Reserves in 1970.

Cox was also college geography professor at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts from 1964 to 1976.

Catherine Cox (Necrology). 2006. AAG Newsletter 41(8): 22.