DR. CHARLES J. FOX, WILLIMANTIC: Physician and Surgeon.
Ex Surgeon General Charles James Fox was born in Wethersfield, Dec. 21, 1854, and was educated in the Hartford
High school and the New York University of Physicians and Surgeons. In April, 1877, he became a resident of Willimantic,
where he is engaged in the practice of his profession. Governor Lounsbury appointed him surgeon general on his
staff, and he is known throughout the National Guard as a popular and efficient officer. Since 1883 he has held
the place of United States examining surgeon for pensions, and is one of the medical examiners for Windham county.
Dr. Fox is ex president of the Windham County Medical society, chairman of the committee on matters of professional
interest in the Connecticut State Medical society, member from Windham County of the centennial committee for 1892,
for the coining centennial of the State Medical Society at New Haven, a frequent contributor to state, national,
and international medical journals, and was elected in 1881 and 1882 to represent the American Medical Association
before the medical organization in Europe. In December, 1890, he was appointed on a committee of fifteen to draft
Willimantic's city charter and present it to the General Assembly of 1891.
Dr. Fox is a member of the Putnam Phalanx of Hartford; an officer of Eastern Star Lodge, F. and A. M., of Willimantic;
member of the Knights Templar Commanderv; Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Commandery Knights Templars of the state
of Connecticut; charter member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Willimantic; and charter member of the Willimantic board
of trade He is a republican in politics. Dr. Fox is a widower without children, and a member of the Congregational
church. He is a gentleman of extensive and influential acquaintance throughout the state.
Illustrated Popular Biography
Compiled and Published by J. A. Spalding
Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co.
Hartford, Conn. 1891
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