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.
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.