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Woodbury, Connecticut

Dr. Marcus E. Cox Memorial Scholarship

Established November 12, 2000

By Adeline Streck Cox

Dr. Marcus E. Cox was born on October 23, 1910 in Greenfield, Ohio. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati and Studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati. After interning at the University of Wisconsin, he studied pathology at Tulane University in New Orleans and was invited to teach at the University of South Carolina in Charleston.

During World War II, Dr. Cox was sent to the Army Medical Museum, now known as the Armed Forces Institute in Washington, D.C. He transferred to the 2,000 bed Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas where he was chief pathologist. After two years he was again sent to the Washington, D.C. area, serving at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and at the Armed Forces Institute.

In 1945, Dr. Cox was recruited by Yale University to teach and serve as chief of pathology at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. He settled with his wife in Woodbury and became active in the community, acting as the area’s medical examiner for many years.

After he retired from St. Mary’s in 1975, Dr. Cox served on a state committee evaluating the standards of area nursing homes. He was an active member of the American Association of Blood Banks.

To commemorate the scientific achievements of Dr. Cox, Adeline Streck Cox, his wife of 65 years, has established a scholarship to be awarded to a student who will study in the areas of health or science.

If you would like to learn more about Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars®, contact us at or by mail at P.O. Box 716, Woodbury, CT  06798.