Walter L. Fisher

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Walter Lowrie Fisher
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25th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
March 13, 1911 – March 5, 1913
President William Howard Taft
Preceded by Richard Achilles Ballinger
Succeeded by Franklin Knight Lane
Personal details
Born (1862-07-04)July 4, 1862
Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), U.S.
Died November 9, 1935(1935-11-09) (aged 73)
U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mabel Taylor
Profession Politician

Walter Lowrie Fisher (July 4, 1862 – November 9, 1935) was United States Secretary of the Interior under President William Howard Taft from 1911 to 1913.

Fisher was born July 4, 1862 in Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) to Daniel Webster Fisher (1838 – 1913), a presbyterian minister, and his wife Amanda D. Kouns († 1911). Educated at Hanover College in Indiana. He married Mabel Taylor on April 22, 1891 and they had five sons and two daughters.

Fisher had a brother, Dr. Howard Lowrie Fisher, who established a hospital for war victims in France during World War I. He survived the sinking of the RMS Lusitania in 1915 by jumping off the ship.

Dr. Fisher died November 9, 1935 in Winnetka, Illinois.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Achilles Ballinger
U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Served under: William Howard Taft

1911–1913
Succeeded by
Franklin Knight Lane