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Sanford L. Fox Papers, White House Central Files, 1969-1974
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Description
The Sanford Fox file group documents the activities of the Social Entertainments Office from 1969 through 1974. Fox, as Chief of the Office, and his staff performed duties in connection with the planning and successful execution of social events organized by the Social Secretary, Lucy A. Winchester.
Background
Sanford L. Fox - born 1919, died December 29, 1996. A native of West Virginia, Sanford Fox settled in the Washington, D.C. area in 1939. He entered into the Army’s Air Transport Command in 1940, serving with the Army Air Forces & Navy during WWII. After the war, he worked for what became the CIA for 7 years, and then transferred to the White House staff in 1952. Fox took a permanent position in 1959 as the Assistant Chief of the Social Entertainments Office. He eventually became the head of the office when his predecessor, Adrian B. Tolley, retired. In this capacity, Fox oversaw the planning of events throughout the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford administrations. He retired in June 1975.
Extent
50 linear feet, 9 linear inches; 116 boxes
Restrictions
Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.