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Nov.19, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 5


E. Inman Fox *61

Published in the Nov.19, 2008, issue

E. Inman Fox, a noted scholar of 19th- and 20th-century Spanish literature and a former president of Knox College, died July 27, 2008, after an extended illness. He was 73.

After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt, Fox earned a Ph.D. in Romance languages and literature from Princeton in 1961. He began his teaching career at Vanderbilt, and in 1965 was appointed to a chair in modern languages at Vassar, where he also served as dean of the faculty. In 1974, Fox was chosen as president of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. While there he nearly tripled the endowment and improved the college’s finances. In 1982, he became head of the Hispanic-studies program at Northwestern. He retired in 1998.

Fox was also an academic consultant to colleges in the United States, South America, and the Middle East. In 1993, the King of Spain awarded him the Spanish government’s Gold Medal of Fine Arts for his contributions to Spanish culture. Fox served on the alumni advisory board of the Romance languages department at Princeton, and also was on the board of the APGA.

Fox is survived by his sister, Peggy Fox Kelly, and several nieces and nephews.

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