Attorney, judge. Born– April 17, 1930, Covington County. Parents– Christopher Columbus and Audie L. (Freeman) Maddox. Married– Virginia Roberts, June 14, 1958. Children– Two. Education– A.B., University of Alabama, 1952; LL.B., 1957. Admitted to the Alabama Bar, 1957. Employed as a journalist, Florala News, 1947; law clerk, Alabama Court of Appeals, 1957; field examiner, Veterans Administration, 1958; law clerk, U.S. District Court, 1959; attorney, Montgomery, 1961-1963; circuit judge, 15th Judicial Circuit, 1963; legal adviser to Governor George Wallace, 1965; Governor Lurleen Wallace, 1967; Governor Albert Brewer, 1968. Appointed associate justice on the Supreme Court of Alabama, 1969; served until his retirement as senior associate justice in 2001. Wrote 1650 majority opinions during his 31 years on the court. Member American and Alabama Bar Associations; YMCA, Kiwanis. Member and leader of the American Inns of Court Foundation, a legal mentoring organization; awarded its A. Sherman Christensen Award in 2008. Awarded Judicial Award of Merit, Alabama Bar Association.
Who’s Who in Government, 1972.
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Alabama Appellate Courts, 4th. ed. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Supreme Court Library, 1975.