FOX, WILLIAM JOHNSON: English Unitarian; b. at Uggeshall Farm, Wrentham (20 m. s.e. Norwich), Mar. 1, 1786; d. in London June 3, 1864. He attended the Independent College at Homerton (a northeast suburb of London) under John Pye Smith, 1806-09, but was chiefly self-educated; was pastor at Fareham, Hampshire (1809), at Chichester (1812), and in London (1817-1852), where a chapel was built especially for him (1824) in Finsbury. His great aim was to benefit the working classes, from which he had himself sprung, and he ultimately gave more time and effort to social and political questions than to theology, and made preaching subordinate to journalism and agitation. He was one of the chief orators of the Anticorn Law League, and was Member of Parliament, 1847-52, 1852-57, 1857-63. He was one of the editors of The Monthly Repository, the leading Unitarian periodical, and from 1831 to 1836 as sole editor and proprietor made it the medium of expression for his social and political views, combined with literary criticism. His Works were collected in a Memorial Edition, ed. W. B. Hodgson and H. J. Slack (12 vols., London, 1865-68).