History of the Federal Judiciary


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Cox, Elijah Allen
Born February 16, 1887, in Baldwin, MS
Died August 28, 1974

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on March 1, 1929, to a new seat authorized by 45 Stat. 1422. Confirmed by the Senate on March 2, 1929, and received commission on March 2, 1929. Assumed senior status on March 22, 1957. Service terminated on August 28, 1974, due to death.

Education:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1909
Read law, 1911

Professional Career:
Private practice, Baldwyn, Mississippi, 1911-1924
U.S. Army, World War I
Chancellor, First Chancery Court of Mississippi, 1924-1929

 

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