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Charles Herbert Fox (1861 – 1939) was a British socialist activist and dentist.

Born in Gloucester, the son of a dentist, Fox studied at Sidcot School. His father died when he was fifteen, and he worked as a building supplies manufacturer. However, his health broke down when he was twenty, and the co-operative advocate Samuel Saunders helped him recuperate with gentle work on a smallholding. This led Fox to support the Whiteway Colony, and also to become a vegetarian.[1]

In the 1890s, Fox moved back to Gloucester, where he qualified as a dentist, and also attended to the health of residents during a smallpox epidemic. He stood unsuccessfully for the Labour Party in Tewkesbury at the January 1910 general election, and was also active in the Independent Labour Party.[1]

Fox stood again for Labour at the 1931 general election, this time in Gloucester, but was again unsuccessful. He died in 1939.[1]

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