UP FROM SOUTH BOSTON The Rise & Fall of John Fox

Last week's star witness before the House Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight investigating the relationship between Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams and Massachusetts Tycoon Bernard Goldfine: Boston Financier John Fox, 51.

Off the Sidewalks. Born Dec. 9, 1906 on down-at-the-heels Second Street in Irish South Boston, Fox was the son of an employee in the supply department of the New England Telephone & Telegraph Co. who worked himself up toward a middle-class living—and made John take piano lessons. John Fox, by his own admission less interested in knowledge per se than in prestige per se,...

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