Born in Boston, he spent a few years in Germany, studying mathematics. By the end of his sojourn in Europe, he won several brilliant games in Paris (Café de la Régence), Antwerp, and Heidelberg in 1900/01.
A.W. Fox returned to America in 1901. He tied for 10-11th at Cambridge Springs 1904 (won by Frank James Marshall), won Manhattan Chess Club Championship in 1905/06, tied for 2nd-3rd with Marshall, behind Eugene Delmar, at New York 1906, took 3rd at Trenton Falls 1906 (Quadrangular, Emanuel Lasker won), and tied for 7-8th at New York 1916 (Rice tournament, José Raúl Capablanca won).
He played for Manhattan Chess Club in cable matches against Franklin Chess Club of Philadelphia, and Chicago Chess Club in 1904–1906, and twice in cable matches USA vs. England (1907 and 1911).
Fox died in Washington, D.C..
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