Emmett Ripley Cox

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Emmett Ripley Cox
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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 byRonald Reagan
Preceded byJohn Cooper Godbold
Succeeded byBill Pryor
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
In office
November 18, 1981 – April 25, 1988
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byThomas Virgil Pittman
Succeeded byCharles Randolph Butler Jr.
Personal details
BornEmmett Ripley Cox
(1935-02-13) February 13, 1935 (age 83)
Cottonwood, Alabama
EducationUniversity of Alabama (B.A.)
University of Alabama School of Law (LL.B.)

Emmett Ripley Cox (born February 13, 1935) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Born in Cottonwood, Alabama, Cox received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from the University of Alabama in 1957 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1959. He was in the United States 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.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

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 Judge Thomas Virgil Pittman. Cox was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 18, 1981, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on April 25, 1988, due to elevation to the Eleventh Circuit.[2]

On December 19, 1987, Reagan nominated Cox to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated by Judge John Cooper Godbold. Cox was again confirmed by the Senate, on April 15, 1988, and received his commission on April 18, 1988. He assumed senior status on December 18, 2000.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Alabama Lawyer: Official Organ State Bar of Alabama". The Bar. 23 July 1982 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c "Cox, Emmett Ripley - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.

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