History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cox, Emmett Ripley
Born 1935 in Cottonwood, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 14, 1981, to a seat vacated by T. Virgil Pittman. Confirmed by the Senate on November 18, 1981, and received commission on November 18, 1981. Service terminated on April 25, 1988, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by John Cooper Godbold. Confirmed by the Senate on April 15, 1988, and received commission on April 18, 1988. Assumed senior status on December 18, 2000.

University of Alabama, A.B., 1957
University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1959

Professional Career:
Air National Guard, 1958-1964
Private practice, Birmingham, Alabama, 1959-1964
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama, 1964-1981


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