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Joseph Lawrence Cox

Joseph Lawrence Cox, American judge. Bar: Kansas 1965, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970. Vice president Sertoma Foundation; Member Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Municipal Judges Association (board directors 1975-1979, president 1977-1978), Topeka Bar Association, Masons, Shriners, Sertoma (governor Kansas district 1998-1999, foundation trustee), Topeka Evening Sertoma (president 1995-1996), Jayhawk Sertoma (president 1973-1976).

Background

  • Cox, Joseph Lawrence was born on December 7, 1932 in Trenton, Missouri, United States. Son of Forrest Curtis and Lillian Judson (Ritzenthaler) Cox.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1965.

    Career

    • Partner Cox, Anderson & Covell, Mission, Kansas, 1965-1970. Private practice Tonganoxie, 1968-1990. City attorney, 1967-1973, Linwood, Kansas, 1972-1978.

      Municipal judge Mission, 1969-1980, Tonganoxie, 1983-1990, Topeka, 1990—2002. Retired; With United States Air Force, 1952-1954.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Kansas 1965, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970.

    Membership

    Vice president Sertoma Foundation. Member Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Municipal Judges Association (board directors 1975-1979, president 1977-1978), Topeka Bar Association, Masons, Shriners, Sertoma (governor Kansas district 1998-1999, foundation trustee), Topeka Evening Sertoma (president 1995-1996), Jayhawk Sertoma (president 1973-1976).

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, boating, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Lois Marie Hubble, May 20, 1956. Children: Margaret Marie Cox Jarvis, Martha Mae Cox Anderson.
    • father: Forrest Curtis Cox
    • mother: Lillian Judson (Ritzenthaler) Cox
    • spouse: Lois Marie Hubble
    • children: Margaret Marie Cox Jarvis Cox
    • Martha Mae Cox Anderson Cox
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    Born December 7, 1932
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