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Jean McGriff Fox, American Writer. Avocations: genealogy, hiking, traveling, writing. F C.

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; founder, editor, public, Novi Sun-Forum, 1972-1974.

Achievements

  • Avocations: genealogy, hiking, traveling, writing. F C.

Works

Membership

Board member Michigan Partners of the Alliance, 1960-1972. Member Farmington HillsHist. 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, since 1981, secretary, 1982-1984, vice chair, 1984-1995.

Board member Oakland County Volunteer Bureau, 1983-1990. City county 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.

Interests

  • Other 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

child:
John David Fox

child:
Susan Emily Fox

child:
JoAnne Fox