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Emmett Ripley Cox

Emmett Ripley Cox, American federal judge. Bar: Alabama 1959, United States Court Appeals (5th, 8th and 11th circuits), United States Supreme Court. Member of Maritime Law Association United States, Federal Bar Association, Mobile Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Alpha Tau Omega (past president), Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Background

  • Cox, Emmett Ripley was born on February 13, 1935 in Cottonwood, Alabama, United States. Son of Emmett M. Junior Cox and Myra E. (Ripley) Stewart.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Alabama, 1957. Juris Doctor, University Alabama, 1959.

    Career

    • Associate Mead, Norman & Fitzpatrick, Birmingham, Alabama, 1959—1964. Associate then partner Gaillard, Wilkins, Smith & Cox, Mobile, 1964—1969. Partner Nettles, Cox & Barker, 1969—1981.

      Judge United States District Court (southern district) Alabama, Mobile, 1981—1988, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit), Mobile, 1988—2000, senior judge, since 2000. Member defense services committee Judicial Conference United States, 1992—1998, chair, 1995—1998, member judicial branch committee, 2001—2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1959, United States Court Appeals (5th, 8th and 11th circuits), United States Supreme Court.

    Membership

    Member of Maritime Law Association United States, Federal Bar Association, Mobile Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Alpha Tau Omega (past president), Phi Delta Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Ann MacKay Haas, May 16, 1964. Children: John Haas, Catherine MacKay.
    • father: Emmett M. Cox Myra Junior
    • mother: Myra
    • spouse: Ann MacKay Haas
    • children: John Haas Cox
    • Catherine MacKay Cox
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