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John FOX

(1835-1914)

FOX, John, a Representative from New York; born in Frederickton, New Brunswick, Canada, June 30, 1835; moved to New York City with his parents in 1840; attended the public schools; engaged in mechanical pursuits; employed as a master block maker in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1857; member of the board of aldermen and supervisor of New York City in 1863 and 1864; supervisor of New York County in 1864; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1870; member of the State senate 1874-1878; president of the National Democratic Club 1894-1910; engaged in business as an iron merchant, with residence in New York City, where he died January 17, 1914; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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