James M. Fox was born on December 23, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1960 and earned a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, Illinois.
Mr. Fox joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in September 1962 at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and was appointed Special Agent in May 1963. Thereafter, he accepted assignments in New Haven, San Francisco, and Chicago before returning to Headquarters. After another tour of duty in San Francisco, Mr. Fox was redeployed to the New York City office in September 1984, where he was appointed Special Agent in charge of the Foreign Counterintelligence-Soviet Division. In July 1986 Mr. Fox was designated Deputy Assistant Director in charge of the New York City FBI office. In December 1987, Mr. Fox was designated Assistant Director of the New York Division. In this capacity, Jim Fox distinguished himself by leading some of the country's most important investigations to successful conclusions.
After retiring from the bureau in 1993, Mr. Fox graced Mutual of America by joining the company in the position of Executive Vice President, Audit and Real Estate Management. During his brief tenure with Mutual of America, Mr. Fox heightened the Company's reputation for professional integrity and responsibility. Both his wit and wisdom made an impact on his colleagues.