Edward Fox (judge)

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Edward Fox
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
In office
1866–1881
Nominated by Andrew Johnson
Preceded by Ashur Ware
Succeeded by Nathan Webb
For other people with the same name, see Edward Fox (disambiguation).

Edward Fox (June 10, 1815 – December 14, 1881) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Portland, Maine, Fox graduated from Harvard College in 1834, and from Harvard Law School in 1837. He practiced in Portland, and in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was city solicitor for Portland. He was the county attorney of the County of Cumberland. He was then an associate justice on the Maine Supreme Court from 1862 to 1863.

On May 28, 1866, Fox was nominated by President Andrew Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Maine vacated by Ashur Ware. Fox was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 30, 1866, and received his commission the next day. Fox served in this position until he died in Portland in 1881.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ashur Ware
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine
1866–1881
Succeeded by
Nathan Webb