John Fox (congressman)

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John Fox
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by Morgan Jones
Succeeded by Robert B. Roosevelt
Personal details
Born June 30, 1835
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Died January 17, 1914 (aged 78)
New York City, New York, USA
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician, Mechanic, Merchant
Religion Roman Catholic

John Fox (June 30, 1835 – January 17, 1914) was an American mechanic, merchant and politician from New York.


Born to Irish emigrants in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Fox immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1840, settling in New York City, New York. He attended public schools as a child, engaged in mechanical pursuits and was employed as a master block maker in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1857. He was a member of the New York City Council, and was a Supervisor of New York County in 1863 and 1864.

Fox was elected as a Democrat to the 40th and 41st United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1867, to March 3, 1871. He was a member of the New York State Senate (4th D.) in 1874 and 1875.

He was president of the National Democratic Club from 1894 to 1910 and engaged in business as an iron merchant. He died in New York City on January 17, 1914 and was buried at the Calvary Cemetery in Woodside, Queens.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Morgan Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert B. Roosevelt
New York State Senate
Preceded by
William M. Tweed
New York State Senate
4th District

Succeeded by
John Morrissey