David Spencer Fox

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David Spencer Fox
14th Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan
In office
1871–1873
Preceded by James B. Walker
Succeeded by George H. Durand[1][2]
4th Alderman
In office
1862–1864
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
1871-73
Succeeded by
George H. Durand
Preceded by
Oscar Adams
Alexander McFarland
Alderman, 1st Ward of Flint
1862-1864
with Alexander McFarland(1962)
O.F. Forsyth (1963)
Succeeded by
William Stevenson

References[edit]

  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