Hamilton Fish II
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|Hamilton Fish II|
April 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
Hamilton Fish II (April 17, 1849 -- January 15, 1936) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Speaker of the New York State Assembly and a member of the United States House of Representatives.
Born in Albany, New York on April 17, 1849, while his father was serving as Governor, Hamilton Fish II was the son of Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean and Hamilton Fish. He graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1869 and was a member of St. Anthony Hall. He also received a Master of Arts degree from Columbia.
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 United States 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.
- Robert A. McCaughey, Stand, Columbia: a History of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2003, page 260
- Delta Psi fraternity, Catalog of the Members of the Fraternity of Delta Psi, 1906, page 17
- Charles G Shanks, The State Government for 1879, 1879, page 101
- New York Secretary of State, Legislative Manual, 1873, page 258
- 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