Viewing Charles A. Cox Sr.: "The Brahmin and the Barbarian: Entering the Profession in Another Era." (1999)
After being called to jury duty, Harold Will Cox, age 27, decided to achieve his dream of becoming a lawyer. The fact that he had never attended college did not deter him from applying to the University of Minnesota Law School. In any early display of his negotiating skills, Cox persuaded Dean William Vance to agree to admit him if he passed a college-equivalency test. He passed, attended and graduated law school, and practiced law in Minneapolis for the next quarter century. This article was written by Cox's son, Charles A. Cox Sr. It appeared first in the December 1999, issue of "The Hennepin Lawyer."