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Name Cox, William Harold
State MS
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born June 23, 1901, in Indianola, MS
Died February 25, 1988, in Jackson, MS

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born June 23, 1901, in Indianola, MS
Died February 25, 1988, in Jackson, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on June 20, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 1961, and received commission on June 30, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1962-1971. Assumed senior status on October 4, 1982. Service terminated on February 25, 1988, due to death.

Education:
University of Mississippi, B.S., 1924
University of Mississippi School of Law, LL.B., 1924

Professional Career:

Private practice, Jackson, Mississippi, 1924-1961


compress summary

Case(s) SD-LA-0012 : Johnson v. Jackson Parish School Board
SD-MS-0035 : 30 Related School Desegregation Cases in the Southern District of Mississippi

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