Sean Francis Cox (born September 24, 1957) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. He is the older brother of former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan|
|Assumed office |
June 12, 2006
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Lawrence Paul Zatkoff|
Sean Francis Cox
September 24, 1957
|Education||University of Michigan (B.G.S.)|
Detroit College of Law (J.D.)
Education and careerEdit
Cox was born in Detroit, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of General Studies degree from the University of Michigan in 1979 and his Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law (now the Michigan State University College of Law) in 1983. Prior to joining the federal bench, Cox was a trial judge in Michigan for the Third Judicial Circuit Court in Wayne County, Michigan. He was appointed by Governor John Engler in 1996. Before that, Cox was in private practice in Michigan from 1983-1996.
Federal judicial serviceEdit
President George W. Bush nominated Cox to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on September 10, 2004 and renominated him on February 4, 2005, to fill a vacancy left by Judge Lawrence Paul Zatkoff. Due to the opposition of Michigan Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, Cox's nomination was not voted on until June 8, 2006, when he was confirmed by voice vote. He received his commission on June 12, 2006.
- Sean Cox at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Thomas, Ken, "Senate confirms Ludington, Cox to federal bench," Associated Press, June 8, 2006.
- Biography at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Lawrence Paul Zatkoff
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan