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This is Philip Fox and I'm going to tell you some interesting things about him. Mr. Fox is from Manhattan, Kansas. He went to Kansas State Agriculture College. Philip got his B.S. in math, in 1897. After that, he joined the army. To be more spacific he joined the 20th Kansas Infantry. He did so well fighting in the Philippines that he was promoted to 2nd Lt. He was released from the army, declared fully disabled and was only expected to live one more year.
His mother helped back to health. Then he went back to Dartmouth for his senior year. Philip's cousin, Earnest Fox Nichols, was the head of the Physics Department, and soon became President.

CREDENTIALS

Phillip Fox was the Director of the first planetarium in the United States, called Adler Planetarium.
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LATER YEARS

Philip quit that job to become director of the Museum of Science and Industry. Mr. Fox was immediately forced to quit in 1940. Following the events that have occured, Philip Fox went on to be a Colonel in the Army and ended up his military career at Harvard and M. I. T. as the head of Signal Corps officers in The Electronics Training Center and Underwater Sound Laboratory. When he retired from age from the Army, he continued to do the same contact function between the military and colleges as a member of the Harvard staff until his death on July 21, 1944.

REFERENCES

http://www.gulbangi.com/Philip.htm
http://connect.in.com/philip-fox-astronomer/profile-222649.html