Samuel H. Fisher

Other Name:
Samuel Herbert Fisher, Samuel Fisher
May 26, 1867
June 7, 1957
Home Town:
Cincinnati, Oh
Later Residences:
Washington, DC
New York, NY
New Haven, CT
Litchfield, CT
Biographical Notes:
Col. Samuel H. Fisher was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1867, graduating from Yale University in 1889 and Yale Law School 1892. During his time at Yale, he served with Company F, Second Regiment of the Connecticut National Guard. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., New York, NY, and New Haven, CT. In 1916, he became the personal counsel for Mrs. Stephen V. Harkness and her son Edward S. Harkness, a position he held until Fisher retired in 1931.

He was a member of the Yale Corporation from 1910-1925 and a member of boards of corporate and charitable institutions. After he retired, he served as chairman of the Connecticut Tercentenary Committee from 1933 to 1935. He helped organize the Connecticut Highway Safety Commission in 1936 and served on it until 1940. He was the Connecticut ...

Other Education:
Yale, Bachelor of Education, 1889 and Bachelor of Laws, 1892 (admitted to CT Bar the same year)
Honorary degrees included Master of Arts and Doctor of Laws from Yale University; Doctor of Laws from Colgate University; and Doctor of Laws from Wesleyan University.

Profession / Service
Admitted To Bar:
Connecticut, 1892

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
Secondary Sources:
Colonel Samuel H. Fisher Dies: Was Former State Defense & Safety Committee Head Litchfield Enquirer June 13, 1957, p. 1, 6.

The Connecticut Historical Society Annual Report for the Year 1958, Connecticut Historical Society, 1958.

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