TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Oct 3, 2017

Attorney Robert Doyle “R.D.” Cox died on Sept. 24. He was 91. He was hired by Memphis State University’s new Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1962, and served as dean until 1977. Cox continued teaching law school for many years after his retirement as dean. Cox spent time in the U.S. Army before studying law at Oklahoma University. He began his career practicing law in Oklahoma, but was recalled by the Army to serve in the JAG core in 1952. He earned a Master of Laws from Duke University and relocated to Kingsport, Tenn. to work for Eastman Kodak. Visitation and funeral were on Monday. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law or to the Bill Graham Foundation.