William James Cox


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1912 1915

Family background

William James Cox was born in Sydney about 1874, son of Alfred and Rachel Cox. He died at Manly on 4 January 1934, survived by his wife Jane.

Occupation & interests

William Cox took over his father’s cleaning and dying business at 61 William Street, Woolloomooloo. In September 1916 he made a claim on Sydney Council because his premises were due to be resumed for the widening of William Street. This happened in March 1919 when he retired. He was a member of the Manly Bowling Club.

Community activity

After his retirement, Cox devoted himself to public activities and charitable work. He was a Trustee of the Sydney United Friendly Societies Dispensary and Medical Institute. He was a prominent Mason and a Grand Master of M.V.O.O.F.

Local government service

William Cox was Alderman for Bligh Ward, 2 December 1912 to 30 November 1915. He was a member of the Works Committee and the Health and By-Laws Committee from 1913 to 1915.


City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files; Photo: CRS 54/299; NSCA CRS 51/1826 Demolition books 1906-1949; Archives Investigator

Daily Telegraph 21 November 1912

NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Society of Australian Genealogists ACGI index


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