Cox, Leonard Grinstead

1868 - 1957

Clothing Merchant and Banker.

Leonard G. Cox was born in Lexington in 1868.  After graduating from Transylvania University and the University of Michigan Law School, he returned to Lexington and founded the firm of Graves, Cox & Company (clothing merchant).  Mr. Cox served as the President of the First National Bank from 1909 until the merger in 1913, and after the merger, served as the Chairman of the First & City National Bank until 1929.  He also served as a director of the Lexington City National Bank, Kentucky Joint Stock Land Bank, First National Bank and Trust Company and Security Trust Company.  He died during 1957.

Mr. Cox also participated in a number of enterprises, including the Phoenix Hotel Company, Fayette Home Telephone Company, Kentucky Utilities Land Company, Lexington Water Company, Indian Refining Company and Great Southern Refining Company.  Mr. Cox was President of the Chamber of Commerce during 1896-97.

William M. Ambrose, First Security National Bank & Trust Company (1835-1992), Limestone Press, Lexington, 2007.