Arthur Cox (lawyer)

Arthur Cox (1891 – 12 June 1965) was an Irish solicitor, politician and priest.[1]

The son of a doctor, Cox studied at Belvedere College and University College Dublin, where he graduated in 1913.[1] He practiced as a solicitor in Ireland from 1915 onwards, and in 1920 established the legal firm which still bears his name.[1] From university he came to know many who later took leading positions in the Irish Free State.

He was nominated by the Taoiseach to the 8th Seanad in 1954.[2] He lost his seat at the 1957 Seanad election.[2]

His wife, who was the widow of Kevin O'Higgins died in 1961, and he was ordained a priest in 1963. He went on a mission to Zambia where he died in a motor accident in 1965.[1]


  1. Beesley, Arthur. "An Irishman's Diary on Arthur Cox – solicitor, senator and priest". The Irish Times (2015-03–10). Retrieved 2015-03-10.
  2. "Arthur Cox". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 February 2014.

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