THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
WILLIAM EDWARD COX
Psychical researcher; lecturer. B. September 12, 1915, Wilminington, North Carolina. Louisburg College, Louisburg, N.C., 1934-35; Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1935-36; University of the South, Sweanee, Tennessee, 1939-41. M. 1945, Margaret Louise Brooks. Semi-professional magician, 1934-50; genealogical research, 1937-39; civil engineering aide, U.S. Army, 1941, U.S. Air Force, 1942; U.S. Army, 1942-43; radio production and management, 1943-50; advertising, feature writing, Sandhill (N.C.) Citizen, 1950-56; independent psi research, 1957 to present.
Charter member, Parapsychological Assn.; member: Society for Psychical Research, London; American Society for Psychical Research, American Legion, Masons; associate member, Society of American Magicians. SPR award winner for essay "The Influence of "Applied Psi" upong the Sex of Offspring" (SPR Journal, Vol. 39, 1957); College of Psychic Science award winner for article "The Physical Phenomena of Mediumship as Evidence of Survival of Death" (Light, Vol. 78, 1958); honorary associate, Parapsychology Laboratory, Durham, N.C.
Mr. Cox is particularly interested in pychokinesis, subliminal psi and the studyy of mediumship and poltergiests. His articles include, in the Journal of Parapsychology: "The Effect of PK on the Placement of Falling Objects" (Vol. 15, 1951); "A Comparison of Spheres and Cubes in Placement PK Tests" (Vol. 18, 1954); "Threee-Tier Placement PK" (Vol. 23, 1989); in the ASPR Journal: "Precognition: An Analysis" (Vol. 50, 1956); "Introductory Comparative Analysis of Some Poltergeist Cases" (Vol. 55, 1961); in the Indian Journal of Parapsychology: "Precognition and PK" (Vol. 3, 1963). Mr. Cox is at work on a book for the layman concerning psi research. Residence: 225 East New Hampshire Avenue, Southern Pines, N.C.; business address: P.O. Box 936, Southern Pines.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications