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Vicente FOX QUESADA

Mexican Vicente FOX QUESADA

Mexican businessman and politician who served as the 55th President of Mexico

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Born: on July 02, 1942 in Mexico City, Mexico  (78 years)


Biography

Vicente Fox was born on 2 July 1942 in Mexico City, the second of nine children. His father, José Luis Fox Pont, was of German and French ancestry. His mother, Mercedes Quesada Etxaide, was a Basque immigrant from San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, in Spain.

Previously, many had speculated that Fox was of Irish descent, but it was discovered that Vicente's grandfather was born Joseph Louis Fuchs in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was the son of German Catholic immigrants, Louis Fuchs and Catherina Elisabetha Flach, of Strasbourg, now in France. In the 1870s, the "Fuchs" surname was changed from German to its English equivalent, "Fox". The family was unaware of its German origins and they believed the Fox family had their origins in Ireland.

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