The U.S. Attorney’s Office has announced that Stephen J. Cox has taken the oath of office to become the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Cox was appointed to the position by Attorney General William P. Barr, and he took the oath of office Monday from U.S. District Judge Michael Truncale.
The position was recently vacated by the resignation of U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown.
Cox is a 42-year-old Houston resident, but he and his family will reportedly be moving to Beaumont.
According to the federal agency, Cox most recently served as Deputy Associate Attorney General and Chief of Staff in the Department’s Office of the Associate Attorney General.
In the past, Cox has served on the William H. Webster Commission on the FBI, Counterterrorism, Intelligence, and the Events of Fort Hood, and as a senior advisor to the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Cox has also spent time in private practice, dealing with white collar investigations, ethics and compliance, and regulatory matters.
Cox has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He is a member of both the Texas and District of Columbia Bars.