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Arthur S. Fox

Arthur Smith Fox was born on April 19, 1920, to W. S. and Agnes (Smith) Fox in Paradise, Kentucky. He graduated from Drakesboro High School in Muhlenberg County before attending Western Kentucky State Teachers College (now WKU), where he earned a Bachelor of Science from the Ogden College of Science and Engineering in 1947.While at Western, Fox participated in R.O.T.C. classes and after graduation was commissioned as a second lieutenant. However, his time at WKU was interrupted when he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After Fox’s active service, he remained in the Army Reserves until he officially retired from military service as a major in 1980.

He married Mildred Juanita Kerr, a Bowling Green native who graduated from College High in 1940 and then from Western Kentucky State Teachers College (Bachelors 1944, Masters 1974) and went on to teach Mathematics in the Hopkins County, Kentucky schools. The couple wed on October 16, 1943, and had two children: William Woodrow Fox and Juanita Kaye Fox.

After a long, prolific life as a US veteran and a vocational Agriculture teacher in Hopkins County schools, Arthur S. Fox died on February 26, 1997. Upon his passing, his widow Mildred established the Arthur S. Fox Agriculture Scholarship Fund a memorial to Arthur, a President’s Circle member, who was devoted to WKU as well as his profession. Through this fund Mr. Fox’s legacy lives on as junior and senior Agriculture Education majors are provided support and encouragement.