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Jean Mcgriff Fox

Jean Mcgriff Fox, American writer. Certified teacher, Michigan.

Background

  • Fox, Jean Mcgriff was born on January 25, 1917 in Norwood, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Floyd and Ruth Worrall (Edwards) McGriff.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Indiana University, 1937. Master of Arts in History, Indiana University, 1940. Teaching certified, Wayne University, 1957.

    Career

    • Editor, public Southfield Sun, 1956-1974. Founder, editor, public Farmington Forum, 1967-1974, Novi Sun-Forum, 1972-1974.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher, Michigan.

    Works

    • Author: The Windows of Old Mariners, 1974, 2nd edition, 1984, Farmington's Centennial Families, 1978, Watercolors of Lillian Drake Avery, 1985, Fred M. Warner, Three-Time Governor, 1986, More Than a Tavern: The 150 Years of Botsford Inn, 1986, The Underground Railroad, 1990. Editor: The Natural History of Farmington, 1975, The Religious History of Farmington, 1976, Heritage Homes: If Walls Could Talk, 1980.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board member Michigan Partners of the Alliance, 1960-1972. Member Farmington Hills History Commission, 1975-1987, vice chair, 1980-1985. Secretary Farmington Hills Board Zoning Appeals, 1977-1983, vice-chair, 1983-1985, chairman, 1985-1987.

    Chairman Farmington Hills History District Commission, 1980-1987. Member Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission, 1981-1995, secretary, 1982-1984, vice chair, 1984-1995. Board member Oakland County Volunteer Bureau, 1983-1990.

    City council member Farmington Hills City Council, 1987-1991. Mayor City of Farmington Hills, 1990. Member Theta Alpha Phi, Theta Sigma Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma.

    Personality

    Interests

    Genealogy, hiking, travel, writing.

    Connections

    • Married Orville Taylor Fox, May 21, 1938 (deceased 1963). Children: JoAnne, Susan Emily, John David.
    • father: Floyd McGriff
    • mother: Ruth Worrall (Edwards) McGriff
    • spouse: Orville Taylor Fox
    • children: JoAnne Fox
    • Susan Emily Fox
    • John David Fox
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    Born January 25, 1917
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Indiana University
    • 1940
      Indiana University
    • 1957
      Wayne University
    • 1956 - 1974
      Editor
    • 1967 - 1974
      founder
    • 1972 - 1974
      founder