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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||09/30/1982 - 01/30/2001|
|Chief:||1990 - 1997|
|Senior:||01/31/2001 - Present|
|Preceded by:||92 Stat. 1629|
|Succeeded by:||Louise Flanagan|
|Home State:||Atchison, KS|
|Undergraduate:||U. of North Carolina, B.S., 1950|
|Law School:||U. of North Carolina Law, J.D., 1957|
|Military service:||U.S. Army 1951 - 1959|
James Fox is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He joined the court in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Fox is a judge serving on senior status.
Early life and education
Fox began his legal career as a law clerk for former Judge Don Gilliam in the Eastern District of North Carolina from 1957 to 1958. He spentg the rest of his pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in North Carolina from 1958 to 1982, and also served as a County attorney for New Hanover County from 1967 to 1981.
Eastern District of North Carolina
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Jesse Helms, Fox was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 14, 1982 to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629 which was approved by Congress. Fox was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 29, 1982 and received commission on September 30, 1982. Fox served as the chief judge of the Eastern District of North Carolina from 1990 to 1997 before later assuming senior status on January 31, 2001.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of North Carolina
|Magistrate judges||James Gates • William Webb • Robert Jones, Jr. • Kimberly A. Swank •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|