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Fox, John, Jr.

Edward L. Tucker

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Fox, John, Jr. (16 Dec. 1862 or 1863–08 July 1919), novelist, was born John William Fox, Jr., at Stony Point, Bourbon County, Kentucky, the son of John W. Fox, Sr., a schoolmaster, and his second wife, Minerva Carr. John Fox, Sr.’s first wife died in childbirth, leaving him three sons, but he soon wed again, and John was the first child of the second union; four more boys and two girls followed. The family was happy, closely knit, and socially prominent, living in the bluegrass section of Kentucky. Fox had an excellent education: he attended his father’s school, Stony Point Academy, from 1867 to 1875; he was tutored in the classics by his half-brother James; he attended Transylvania University from 1878 to 1880; he was a student at Harvard from 1880 to 1883, graduating cum laude; and he attended Columbia University Law School for a few months in the latter part of 1883....

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