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Sam Fox, Business executive. Recipient St. Louis Business Journal Enterprise award, 1986. National Governor American Jewish Committee, St. Louis, New York City, since 1985; trustee NJC for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denve, since 1981; board directors Opera Theatre of St. Louis, since 1984. Member Washington University Business School Alumni Association (president 1983-1984, Distinguished Alumni award 1986).


Fox, Sam was born on May 9, 1929 in Desloge, Missouri, United States. Son of Michel Fuks and Fanny Gold.


Bachelor of Arts in Business, Washington University, St. Louis, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Washington University, St. Louis, 2002. Doctor in Public Service (honorary), St. Louis University, 2000.


President, chief Executive officer, Fox Industries, Madison, Illinois, 1952-1972;chief Executive officer, Diversified Industries, St. Louis, 1972-1975;Chairman of the Board, Synthetic Industries Ltd., Chickamauga, Georgia, 1975-1986;Chairman of the Board, Synthetic Industries Ltd., Newry, Northern Ireland., 1976-1986;Chairman of the Board, Synthetic Industries Ltd., Clara, Ireland., 1984-1986;Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Harbour Group, Ltd., St. Louis, Missouri, since 1980;also director, Harbour Group, Ltd., St. Louis, Missourichief Executive officer, Allied Healthcare, from 1985;chief Executive officer, Prosser/Enpo Industries, from 1985;chief Executive officer, Greenfield Industries, Greenfield, Massachusetts, from 1986;chief Executive officer, Rogers Tool Works, from 1986;Chairman of the Board, Rogers Tool Workschief Executive officer, KB Alloys, from 1986;chief Executive officer, Meade Instruments, from 1986;chief Executive officer, Burks Pump Company, from 1986;chairman, chief Executive officer, Harbour Group Ltd. Board directors Centerre Bank of Ladue, St. Louis, since 1985.


Member board trustees Washington University, since 1989, vice chairman board trustees, 1999—2001, emeritus trustee, 2001. Chairman, former president Greater St. Louis Council Boy Scouts of America. Chairman regents Republican National Committee, since 2000.

National chairman Republican Jewish Coalition, since 2001. Board directors Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Arts & Education Council Greater St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Civic Progress, Muny Opera Forest Park, V.P. Fair Foundation, St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis Zoo. President board commissioner St. Louis Art Museum, 1997—2001, vice president, since 2001.

Member of Washington University Business School Alumni Association (president 1983-1984, Distinguished Alumni award 1986), Washington University Century Club, St. Louis Club, Clayton Club, Missouri Athletic Club, Westwood Country Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, hunting, skiing.


Married Marilyn Rae Widman, October 25, 1953. Children: Cheryl, Pamela, Jeffrey, Gregory, Steven.

Max Fox

Fanny (Gold) Fox

Marilyn Rae Widman

Cheryl Fox

Pamela Fox

Jeffrey Fox

Gregory Fox

Steven Fox