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Margaret R. Fox

Born: May 19, 1916

Death: Aug 27, 2006

Nationality: United States

Margaret R. Fox

Date of Birth : May 19, 1916
Date of Death : Aug 27, 2006

Margaret R. Fox is an American electronics engineer and computer scientist. She was appointed Chief of the Office of Computer Information, part of the Institute for Computer Science and Technology of the National Bureau of Standards in 1966. Fox held this position until 1975. Fox was born in 1916. She graduated from Wisconsin State College in 1940. She taught school before joining the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1943. She was stationed at the Naval Research Station in Washington, D.C. and after her discharge in 1946, she continued working as an electronics engineer in radar. Fox joined the National Bureau of Standards as a member of the technical staff of the Electronic Computer Laboratory in 1951 and later joined the Research Information Center and Advisory Service on Information Processing, where she produced reviews and bibliographies. Along with Samuel Alexander, Fox prepared and planned a series of college computer courses beginning in 1966. She chaired the Technical Program Committee and in 1973, she became representative of the Bureau's Center for Computer Sciences and Technology.

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