Emmett Ripley Cox

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Emmett Cox
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 18, 2000
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
April 18, 1988 – December 18, 2000
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by John Godbold
Succeeded by William Pryor
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
In office
November 18, 1981 – April 18, 1988
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Thomas Pittman
Succeeded by Charles Butler
Personal details
Born (1935-02-13) February 13, 1935 (age 80)
Cottonwood, Alabama, U.S.
Alma mater University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Emmett Ripley Cox (born February 13, 1935) is a United States federal judge.[1]

Born in Cottonwood, Alabama, Cox received an A.B. from the University of Alabama in 1957 and an LL.B. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1959. He was in the U.S. Air National Guard from 1958 to 1964, and was in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama from 1959 to 1964, and in Mobile, Alabama from 1964 to 1981.

On October 14, 1981, Cox was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama vacated by Virgil Pittman. Cox was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 18, 1981, and received his commission the same day. On December 19, 1987, Reagan nominated Cox for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated by John Cooper Godbold. Cox was again confirmed by the United States Senate, on April 15, 1988, and received his commission on April 18, 1988. He assumed senior status on December 18, 2000.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Thomas Pittman
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
1981–1988
Succeeded by
Charles Butler
Preceded by
John Godbold
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1988–2000
Succeeded by
William Pryor