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Mary Virginia Fox

Mary Virginia Fox, American author. Recipient 1st prize Madison Area Writers, 1978, Children's Reading Roundtable, Chicago, 1960. Board directors Alpha Phi Alumnae, Evanston, Illinois, Madison, Wisconsin, 1944-1974, Madison civic Music Association, 1976-1986, Madison Art center, 1974-1992, Wisconsin Council for Writers, 1980-1990. Member Lake Shore Club, Philanthropic and Educational Organization.

Background

  • Fox, Mary Virginia was born on November 17, 1919 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Daughter of George Henry and Leila Virginia (Merrell) Foster.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors, Northwestern University, 1940.

    Works

    • Lonely Planet Australia (Travel Guide)
    • Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher* Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
    • Author: Apprentice to Liberty, Treasure of the Revolution, Ambush at Fort Dearborn, Ethel Barrymore - A Portrait, Pacifists - Adventures in Courage, Lady for the Defense, Barbara Walters, Jane Fonda, Janet Guthrie, Jane Goodall, Richard Leakey, Tracy Austin, Robyn Williams, Olivia Newton John, Grandma Moses, The Skating Heidens, Mister President, Ronald Reagan, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, The Statue of Liberty, Women Astronauts Aboard the Space Shuttle, Princess Diana, Ohio, A Texas Queen Named King, A King Holiday Book, Treasure of the Hills, Bahrain, New Zealand, Iran, Tunisia, Cyprus, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Women Who Helped Shape the West, Bette Boa Lord, Light Up the Sky, Rockets, Lasers, Satellites, Edwin Hubble, Astronomer, 1997, CUBA, 1998, Douglas MacArthur, 1999, Columbia, 1999, Costa Rica, 1999, North America, 2000, South America, 2000, Australia, 2000, Biography of Edmond Halley, Biography of William Harvey, Scheduling the Heavens: The Story of Edmond Halley, 2007.

    Membership

    Board directors Alpha Phi Alumnae, Evanston, Illinois, Madison, Wisconsin, 1944-1974, Madison civic Music Association, 1976-1986, Madison Art center, 1974-1992, Wisconsin Council for Writers, 1980-1990. Member Lake Shore Club, Philanthropic and Educational Organization.

    Connections

    • Married Richard Earl Fox, August 5, 1940 (deceased December 1994). Children: Phillip R., Thomas E., William E.
    • father: George Henry Foster
    • mother: Leila Virginia (Merrell) Foster
    • spouse: Richard Earl Fox
    • children: Phillip R. Fox
    • Thomas E. Fox
    • William E. Fox
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    Born November 17, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1940
      Northwestern University