Richard Cox (1925-2015) was professor emeritus of political philosophy at the University of New York at Buffalo, where he taught from 1963 until his retirement in 1965. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where he studied with Strauss. Cox was the author of Locke on War and Peace (Oxford, 1960), a book on Melville's Civil War poetry, and other works on political philosophy.