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

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

Born in Cottonwood, Alabama, Cox received an A.B. from the University of Alabama in 1957 and an LL.B. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1959. He was in the U.S. Air National Guard from 1958 to 1964, and was in private practice in Birmingham, Alabama from 1959 to 1964, and in Mobile, Alabama from 1964 to 1981. On October 14, 1981, Cox was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama vacated by Virgil Pittman.

Cox was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 18, 1981, and received his commission the same day. On December 19, 1987, Reagan nominated Cox for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated by John Cooper Godbold. Cox was again confirmed by the United States Senate, on April 15, 1988, and received his commission on April 18, 1988.

He assumed senior status on December 18, 2000.

Membership

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

Connections

Married Ann MacKay Haas, May 16, 1964. Children: John Haas, Catherine MacKay.