Elected in 1988
“For contributions to the advancement of engineered heavy construction, and for services to higher education.”
BY RICHARD T. ANDERSON
SUBMITTED BY THE HOME SECRETARY
GEORGE A. FOX was an outstanding leader of the New York City construction industry and was respected and renowned throughout the United States. A former chairman and chief executive officer of Grow Tunneling Corporation, he headed many professional and civic organizations in New York before his death on May 17, 2001.
George Fox’s career began in 1940 upon his graduation from Cooper Union, from which he received B.C.E. and C.E. degrees. He was awarded an M.C.E. from Brooklyn Polytechnic in 1942. He also held a citation from Cooper Union for outstanding professional achievement, the equivalent of an honoree doctorate. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Honorary Engineering Society, and was a member and former trustee of the Moles, as well as a fellow and life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a former member of the British Tunneling Society.
George Fox was proud of his membership in the National Academy of Engineering, among the highest professional distinctions given an engineer, which he was awarded for contributions to the advancement of engineered heavy construction. He also received the 1979 Moles Award for outstanding achievement in construction, the most prestigious national award in the U.S. construction industry. In 1980 he