Hamilton Fish II
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (February 2014)|
|Hamilton Fish II|
March 17, 1849|
Albany, New York
|Died||January 15, 1936
Aiken, South Carolina
|Saint Philip's Church Cemetery
Garrison, New York
|Education||Columbia College of Columbia University (1869)
Columbia Law School (1873)
|Parents||Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean
He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Putnam Co.) in 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896. He was the Republican leader in 1890 and Speaker in 1895 and 1896.
He served as Assistant Treasurer of the United States for New York in the Administration of Theodore Roosevelt, and was elected to the US House of Representatives for a single term, from 1909-1911. He was defeated for reelection.
For many years Fish was considered to be one of the top Republican bosses in the State of New York, controlling Putnam County. He was the father of long-time Republican congressional leader Hamilton Fish III.
In 1933, Fish was on a committee that sponsored the publication in the United States of a translation of a Nazi book called Communism in Germany by Adolf Ehrt. In the prefatory note, the committee said that they did not publish it as a defense of antisemitism or the Nazi regime, but because they believed that the struggle against communism in Germany and the lessons it taught about how the people should demand more "effective measures" to defend their system of government against communists.
- Ehrt, Adolf Communism in Germany Berlin: General League of German Anti-Communist Associations 
- Elise M. Barry (April 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rock Lawn and Carriage House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
- The Political Graveyard
- Desmond-Fish Library Public Library co-founded by Hamilton Fish IV. Library has many Fish family artifacts, papers and portraits on display.
- LiSA (Livingston-Svirsky Archive) Contains many online documents on the Fish Family.
- Hamilton Fish II at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Hamilton Fish II at Find a Grave
George R. Malby
|Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1895 - 1896
James M. E. O'Grady
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district
1909 - 1911
Richard E. Connell