|United States District Court for the District of Maine|
|Appointed by:||Andrew Johnson|
|Preceded by:||Ashur Ware|
|Succeeded by:||Nathan Webb|
|Past post:||Maine Supreme Judicial Court|
|Born:||June 10, 1815|
|Deceased:||December 14, 1881|
|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.
Early life and education
Fox graduated from Harvard College in 1834 and Harvard Law School in 1837.
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.
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.
- List of all judges who have served on the U.S. District court for the District of Maine.
|District of Maine
|Magistrate judges||John Nivison • John Rich •|
|Former Article III judges||
David Sewall • Albion Keith Parris • Ashur Ware • Edward Fox • Nathan Webb • Clarence Hale • John Andrew Peters • John Clifford (Maine) • Edward Gignoux • George Mitchell • Conrad Cyr • Morton Brody •
|Former Chief judges|