FAIRBORN – Edwin Bruce Cox was born in Osborn (now Fairborn). He graduated from Wesleyan College and came to Xenia as assistant principal at the age or 29. One year later, he was appointed Superintendent of Xenia Schools, a position he held for 31 years. Under his jurisdiction McKinley, Spring Hill, Orient Hill, Lincoln and Xenia Central High Schools were built. Well-loved and respected by his students, he was often called “Daddy Cox”. Cox Elementary is name in his honor. He was called “the hero of a thousand victories for the youth of the community.”
Joan Baxter is a Greene County resident and long-time local historical writer.