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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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EDWARD J. FOX. Among the younger members of the Bar of Northampton County who have already attained eminence in the profession, conspicuous mention belongs to Edward J. Fox, who is a member of a family illustrious in legal circles throughout the state. He has been a life-long resident of Easton, where he was born April 3, 1858, to the union of Edward J. and Mary W. (Wilson) Fox. His education, the rudiments of which were laid in a private school and the Easton High School, was such as to fit him for an influential position among his fellow-men. Entering Lafayette College in 1874, he remained a student of that institution until 1878, when he was graduated.

Upon completing his literary studies, Mr. Fox began the study of law under the preceptorship of his father, and was admitted December 13, 1880, to practice before the Northampton County Bar, and to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in March, 1883. Forming a partnership with his father, the firm of E.J. Fox & Son conducted a large business until the death of the senior member, since which time our subject has been engaged in independent practice. As an attorney, he is well informed, thoroughly posted in all the intricacies of the profession, and able to cope with every difficulty that the most complicated case can present. In addition to his general practice, he is counsel for the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, and the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company, and in various other responsible positions has rendered efficient service.

For a time Mr. Fox served as a member of the School Board, and is now a Director in the Easton Trust Company. In religious connections he is identified with the Brainerd Union Presbyterian Church, in which he is an Elder and Trustee. In June, 1894, he was elected a Trustee of Lafayette College. He has a pleasant home, presided over by his accomplished wife, with whom he was united October 9, 1888. She bore the maiden name of Cora L. Marsh, and is a daughter of the late W. W. Marsh, of Schooley’s Mountain, N. J., and a granddaughter of Gov. A. H. Reeder.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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