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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||4/18/1988 - 12/18/2000|
|Senior:||12/18/2000 - Present|
|Preceded by:||John Godbold|
|Past post:||Southern District of Alabama|
|Past position:||Seat #2|
|Undergraduate:||University of Alabama '57|
|Law School:||University of Alabama Law '59|
Emmett Ripley Cox is a federal judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He joined the court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Cox is serving on senior status.
Early life and education
A native of Alabama, Cox graduated from the University of Alabama in 1957 and later graduated from Alabama Law with his law degree in 1959. Cox also served in the U.S. Air National Guard from 1958 to 1964.
Southern District of Alabama
Cox was nominated to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama by President Ronald Reagan October 14, 1981 to a seat vacated by Thomas Pittman. Cox was confirmed by the Senate on November 18, 1981 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 18, 1981. Cox left the Southern District of Alabama on April 25, 1988 due to his appointment to the Eleventh Circuit. Cox was succeeded in this position by Charles Butler.
Cox was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on December 19, 1987 to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated by John Godbold. Cox was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 15, 1988 with unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on April 18, 1988. Cox later assumed senior status on December 18, 2000.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Alabama
|Former judges||John Godbold • Joseph Hatchett • Albert Henderson • Paul Roney • David Dyer • Elbert Tuttle • Thomas Clark (Eleventh Circuit) • Richard Rives • Robert Vance • Lewis Morgan • Stanley Birch • Rosemary Barkett • Warren Leroy Jones • John Bryan Simpson • Frank M. Johnson, Jr. •|
|Former Chief judges|
|Magistrate judges||William Cassady • Bert Milling • Katherine Nelson • Sonja Bivins •|
|Former Article III judges||
William Crawford (Alabama) • Charles Tait • John Gayle • William Giles Jones • Richard Busteed • George Washington Lane • John Bruce • Emmett Cox • Harry Theophilus Toulmin • Robert Tait Ervin • John McDuffie • Thomas Pittman • William Hand • Daniel Thomas • Richard Vollmer • Alex Howard (Alabama) •
|Former Chief judges|