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Jon Fox

(1947 - )


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Jon D. Fox is a Jewish American politician and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Fox (born April 22, 1947) graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1969 and recieved his J.D. from the Delaware School of Law in 1975. Between 1969 and 1975, Fox also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. From 1976 to 1984, he worked as an assistant district attorney in Pennsylvania.

From 1984 to 1990, Fox served as a member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives,and then on board of commissioners for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, from 1991-1994.

In 1992, Fox lost in his first bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, losing to Democrat Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky. He sought a rematch with the Democratic incumbent in 1994 and won election. Fox won hist first, and only, re-election in 1996 - a victory by a mere 84 votes of our nearly 250,000 cast. In 1998, after surviving a rough Republican primary, Fox lost in the general election.

In 2004, Fox looked to regain a seat in Congress but lost to Democratic newcomer Josh Shapiro.

Fox is married with one son.


Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; Wikipedia

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