COX, John W., Jr., a Representative from Illinois; born in Hazel Green, Grant County, Wis., July 10,
1947; B.S., University of Wisconsin, Platteville, Wis., 1969; served in the United States Army,
1969-1970; J.D., John Marshall School of Law, 1975; state attorney of Jo Daviess County,
1976-1984; resumed the practice of law; special assistant attorney general, Illinois Department of
Public Aid, 1984-1987; instructor, Loras College, 1985-1986; Galena, Illinois, city attorney,
1989-1991; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second Congress (January 3, 1991-January
3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a
resident of Galena, Ill.