David Spencer Fox

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David Spencer Fox
14th Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan
In office
Preceded by James B. Walker
Succeeded by George H. Durand[1][2]
4th Alderman
In office
Serving with Alexander McFarland(1962)
O.F. Forsyth (1963)
Preceded by Oscar Adams
Succeeded by William Stevenson
Constituency 1st Ward, City of Flint, Michigan[3]
Personal details
Born 1817
Warren County, Pennsylvania
Died 1901
Resting place Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Michigan

David Spencer Fox was a Michigan politician.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

In 1817, Fox was born in Warren County, Pennsylvania. His grandfather was a Revolutionary War soldier. He gained employment with a shingles manufacturing company. He came to Michigan in 1846. In Flint, He became a partner of Walker & Begole, a shingles manufacturer, timber land speculation and logging firm.[4]

Political life[edit]

Fox first was elected to serve the first ward on the Flint City Council in 1862 and 1863.[3] He was elected as mayor of the City of Flint in 1871 serving two 1-year terms.[1][5]

Post-Political life[edit]

In 1880, Fox became president of the First National Bank. He also became involved with the Flint Wagon Works, which later acquired by the Chevrolet Motor Company.[4] He died in 1901[4] and was buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Michigan.[5]

Political offices
Preceded by
James B. Walker
Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan
Succeeded by
George H. Durand
Preceded by
Oscar Adams
Alexander McFarland
Alderman, 1st Ward of Flint
with Alexander McFarland(1962)
O.F. Forsyth (1963)
Succeeded by
William Stevenson


  1. ^ a b c Chapter XIII: Roster of City Officials. The History of Genesee County, MI.
  2. ^ a b List of Flint City Mayors. Political Graveyards.com
  3. ^ a b Ellis, Franklin (1879). History of Genesee county, Michigan. With illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia, PA.: Everts & Abbott. pp. 177–178. 
  4. ^ a b c Edwin O. Wood, LL.Chapter XV: Banks and Banking, Part I. History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions. Michigan Historical Commission, 1916.
  5. ^ a b Index to Politicians: Patakas to Pattersen -- Patrick, William S. Entry. Political Graveyards.com