|Birth:||Mar. 7, 1886|
|Death:||Mar. 20, 1951|
Religious Leader and Activist. Born James Renshaw Cox in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was a Roman Catholic priest, ordained July 1, 1911. He was assigned to Epiphany Church, served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, later at Mercy Hospital and became pastor of Old St. Patrick in 1924. Known as the "Pastor of the Poor", he was known for being pro labor and led a march of 25,000 people on Washington, D.C. in 1932 which led to the formation of the Jobless Party. At the time it was the largest demonstration ever in the nations capital. Cox became the Jobless Party's candidate for President of the United States in 1932 before eventually withdrawing and supporting Franklin Roosevelt. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Commission for the Unemployed and was appointed to the state recovery board of the National Recovery Administration by Roosevelt in 1935. He died in Pittsburgh.