Noel Peter Fox (August 30, 1910 - June 3, 1987) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Fox received a Ph.B. from Marquette University in 1933 and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 1935. He was in private practice in Muskegon, Michigan from 1935 to 1937, and was then an assistant prosecuting attorney for Muskegon County, Michigan from 1937 to 1939, thereafter returning to his private practice until 1944. He was in the United States Navy towards the end of World War II, from 1944 to 1946, again returning to private practice from 1946 to 1951. He was a Circuit judge, Michigan 14th Judicial Circuit Court from 1951 to 1962.
On July 12, 1962, Fox was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan vacated by Raymond Wesley Starr. Fox was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 25, 1962, and received his commission on July 31, 1962. He served as chief judge from 1971 to 1979, assuming senior status on December 31, 1979. Fox continued to serve in that capacity until his death in 1987, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Noel Peter Fox at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.,
Fox, Noel Peter
United States federal judge
Date of birth
August 30, 1910
Place of birth
Date of death
June 3, 1987
Place of death
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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