Friday, December 29, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 180.
FOX, JOHN, of Astoria, was born in Darlington County, Ontario, Canada, September 11, 1849, and came to Oregon in 1867. He lived in Portland till 1871, when he moved to Astoria and engaged as a machinist and engineer. He is now president and manager of the Astoria Iron Works. Mr. Fox has taken an active part in Republican affairs, especially the past ten years, during which time he has been a delegate to nearly all county conventions, and to the state convention of 1894. He was elected to the legislature in 1890, and ion 1894 was the Republican nominee for the State Senate. He was a member of the City Council in 1889, 1890 and 1891, and a School Director in 1890-91-92. He was made one of the State Board of Pilot Commissioners by the legislature of 1893, and was elected president of the Board, which position he still holds.