Cheltenham High School Hall of Fame

previous   |   back to index   |   next

 

Jon D. Fox

class of 1965
inducted in 1996

Jon D. Fox

U.S. Congressman

A committed public servant, Congressman Jon D. Fox has dedicated nearly fifteen years to serving Montgomery County, PA. After graduating from Cheltenham High School in 1965, Fox earned his bachelor's degree in Public Service from Pennsylvania State University in 1969. Fox received his Juris Doctor from the Delaware Law School (now Widener University School of Law) while working for the United States General Services Administration in Washington, D.C. In his first elected post as Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Fox aggressively prosecuted violent criminals and drug offenders from 1976 to 1980. In 1984, Fox was sent to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by the 153rd Legislative District. He also was a member of the influential House Appropriations and Education Committees. In 1991, Fox was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. In his capacity as Vice Chairman, he led the fight for a decrease in property taxes after restructuring the county government to run more efficiently. Originally elected by Pennsylvania's 13th District in 1994 and re-elected in 1996, Fox served on the Banking and Financial Services Committee, the Veterans Affairs Committee, and the Government Reform and Oversight Committee.