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Matthew Cyril Fox

Matthew Cyril Fox, American finance company executive, preservationist. Registered professional engineer, California; certified property manager; licensed real estate broker; licensed securities dealer. Recipient James Lincoln Design award, 1959.


  • Fox, Matthew Cyril was born on April 18, 1934 in New York City. Son of Frederick R. and Frances (Amster) Fox.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Management Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, 1955. Bachelor in Civil Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, 1958. Master of Business Administration, New York University, 1961.


    • Partner Coopers & Lybrand, New York City, 1961-1971. Executive vice president Brucarla Corp.div. American Home Products Corporation, 1971-1974.

      Chief executive officer Burnham Companies, Chicago, 1974-1983, Continental Chicago Finance Services, Inc., since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, California. Certified property manager. Licensed real estate broker.

      Licensed securities dealer.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member advisory board Junior League of Chicago, since 1985. Chairman Landmarks committee Illinois Association Realtors, Chicago, 1980-1982. Board directors Landmarks Preservation Council, 1978-1982, Chicago Lyric Opera Guild, Chicago, 1982-1984.

    Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1958. Member Chicago Board Realtors, National Association Realtors, Institute Real Estate Management, National Association Securities Dealers, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.



    Balloon pilot, collecting rare books.


    • Married Amanda Clark Fox, June 3, 1972.
    • father: Frederick R. Fox
    • mother: Frances (Amster) Fox
    • spouse: Amanda Clark Fox
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    Born April 18, 1934
    • 1955
      Rensselaer Polytechnic University
    • 1958
      Rensselaer Polytechnic University
    • 1961
      New York University
    • 1961 - 1971
      Partner, Coopers & Lybrand
    • 1971 - 1974
      executive, vice president Brucarla Corp.div. American Home Products Corporation
    • 1974 - 1983
      chief executive, officer Burnham Companies
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1983
      chief executive, officer Burnham Companies