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Edward Fox

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Edward Fox
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Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Maine
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Andrew Johnson
Active:   5/30/1866-12/14/1881
Preceded by:   Ashur Ware
Succeeded by:   Nathan Webb
Past post:   Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Past term:   1862-1863
Personal History
Born:   June 10, 1815
Hometown:   Portland, Maine
Deceased:   December 14, 1881
Undergraduate:   Harvard, 1834
Law School:   Harvard Law, 1837

Edward Fox (1815-1881) was the fourth federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Maine. He joined the court in 1866 after an appointment from President Andrew Johnson. He served on the court until his death on December 14, 1881.[1]

Early life and education

Fox graduated from Harvard College in 1834 and Harvard Law School in 1837.[1]

Professional career

Known as a talented trial lawyer with an extensive practice, Fox served as City Solicitor for Portland and County Attorney for Cumberland County prior to his appointment to the Court. From 1837 until 1862 Fox served as a private practice attorney. From 1862 until 1863 he was an associate Justice on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He returned to private practice for three years before his federal appointment.[1]

Judicial Career

District of Maine

Fox was nominated to the court by President Andrew Johnson on May 28, 1866 to fill the seat vacated by Ashur Ware and served on the court through December 14, 1881. Fox was succeeded by Nathan Webb. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on May 30, 1866, and he was commissioned the next day. He served on the court until his death on December 14, 1881.[1]

See also

External links

  • List of all judges who have served on the U.S. District court for the District of Maine.


Political offices
Preceded by:
Ashur Ware
District of Maine
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Nathan Webb