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Patrick Cox, Ph.D.

Dr. Patrick Cox of Wimberley, Texas in an award-winning and acclaimed historian, author and conservationist. A sixth generation Texan, he resides in Wimberley, Texas and is President of Patrick Cox Consultants, LLC. His firm specializes in historical research, writing projects and oral histories for individuals, corporations, public agencies and nonprofit organizations. 

Patrick Cox, Ph.D. Is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.
Patrick Cox, Ph.D. Is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.

Dr. Cox is currently working on an oral history of distinguished attorneys and judges in Texas for the Sam Houston Alumni of Delta Theta Phi.  He is also researching and writing a biography on World War II hero and distinguished attorney Tom Sealy. He recently completed other research and writing projects involving nationally prominent events and individuals for clients that include individuals, nonprofits, law firms and corporations.  Recent publications are:  Picturing Texas Politics, A Photographic History from Sam Houston to Rick Perry (2015); Ranching in the Wild Horse Desert (2014); and Writing the History of Texas (2013) essays on famous Texas historians with their noteworthy contributions. 

Dr. Cox received his Ph.D. in history and his B.A. in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his M.A. in History with Honors from Texas State University, formerly Southwest Texas State University.  He is the author of eight books and published hundreds of articles on U.S. and Southwestern history, natural resources and conservation.  He retired in 2011 as the Associate Director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Service and Achievement awards include:  2014 Distinguished Alumni Award- Texas State University; 2010 Distinguished Alumni - Texas State University College of Liberal Arts; the American Journalism Historians Association – 2014 President’s Award; Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, 2017 Best Oral History by the Texas Oral History Association.

Active in community service, Dr. Cox recently served as President of the Board of Directors of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), the nation’s largest electric cooperative with assets over $1 billion. He currently serves as a board director on:  Texas State University Alumni, Texas State University Liberal Arts Council, Texas Dance Hall Preservation Association, Amigos de Jesus, and KWVR Community Radio. He was a Past President of the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association, Past President of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, and a Past President of the Wimberley Lions Club.

Fun fact:  Known as “Dr. Wine” as my friends and family think I am a sommelier.