Fox, William L. 1953-
FOX, William L. 1953-
PERSONAL: Born December 16, 1953, in Takoma Park, MD; son of William Lloyd (a historian) and Lynn G. (a bookkeeper) Fox; married Lynn Smith (a director of public affairs), August 1, 1981; children: Hallie. Education: St. Lawrence University, B.A., 1975; Harvard University, M.Div., 1978; George Washington University, Ph.D., 1989. Hobbies and other interests: Canoeing, golf, bicycling.
CAREER: Senior minister of Congregational church in Pomona, CA, 1988-92; Universalist National Memorial Church, Washington, DC, senior minister, 1993-98; Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, special assistant to the president, 1999—. Howard University, adjunct professor, 1992-99.
MEMBER: American Society of Church History, Organization of American Historians, Cosmos Club.
Willard L. Sperry: Quandaries of a Liberal Protestant Mind, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 1991.
Lodge of the Double-Headed Eagle: Two Centuries of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America's Southern Jurisdiction, University of Arkansas Press (Fayetteville, AR), 1997.
Valley of the Craftsman: A Pictorial History of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, 1801-2001, University of South Carolina Press (Columbia, SC), 2001.
General editor, "Church History Series," Peter Lang (New York, NY).
SIDELIGHTS: William L. Fox told CA: "I write with the aim of producing biographical narrative on several levels. I have it in mind to explain and interpret large events through the experience and thought of an individual. Similarly, a portrayal of group biography, such as American liberal Protestants or the Order of Freemasons, must somehow reflect a single person's perspective on that group for it to come fully alive. The audiences I try to reach simultaneously include the specialist scholar—in intellectual, cultural, Southern, or religious history—and the general reader for whom cultural reference points frame a reassuring context and also the surprise of learning new connections to surrounding social arrangements."