Cox, Charles
Son of an army agent, Charles Cox left Eton College and joined the Colonial Office as a probationer (4th class) in 1829.1 From 1841 to 1851 he served as private secretary to three parliamentary under-secretaries as well as commissioner for New Zealand Company affairs.2 In 1860 he was appointed senior clerk in charge of the Australian and Eastern Departments.3
He became chief clerk in 1872, was knighted in 1877, and retired in 1879.4
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