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Rev. John M. Fox, S.J. Papers

 Record Group — Box: RG12-18-001
Identifier: RG12-18

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material relating to John M. Fox, S.J., including biographical information, correspondence, ephemera and newsprint.


  • 1926-1940


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No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Biographical Note

Born on February 20, 1881 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, John M. Fox served as the eighteen president of Holy Cross. He graduated from Boston College in 1902 and entered the Jesuit order. He studied theology at Woodstock College from 1905-1908. After teaching at St. Francis Xavier College for two years and again at Woodstock College, he was ordained on June 28, 1913. Fox began his career at Holy Cross in 1917 where he started as a lecturer in ethics and economics. In October 1927, he was appointed president of Holy Cross. By the time he left Holy Cross in 1933, most of the plans and a majority of the funds had been acquired to build Kimball Dining Hall. He left Holy Cross to become Rector and Terian Instructor of the New England Province until 1939. He died suddenly on February 15, 1940 and was laid to rest at the Holy Cross cemetery.


.37 Cubic Feet (1 document box, 2 oversize folders)

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