Joseph Winston Cox

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Joseph Winston Cox (October 19, 1875 – September 9, 1939) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Bridle Creek, Virginia, Cox received an LL.B. from George Washington University Law School in 1901. He was in private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1930, and was also an instructor at Georgetown University Law School from 1913 to 1915, a special assistant to the U.S. attorney general in enforcement of anti-trust laws and matters arising in special war activities of the U.S. from 1914 to 1919. He also served as a member of the District Selective Service Board from 1917 to 1918, and was a regional counsel to the U.S. Railroad Administration from 1919 to 1920. He was a professorial lecturer at George Washington University from 1928 to 1930.

On June 23, 1930, Cox was nominated by President Herbert Hoover to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia created by 46 Stat. 785. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 1, 1930, and received his commission on July 7, 1930. Cox served in that capacity until his death.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
David Andrew Pine