Sydney Arthur Fisher

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The Hon.
Sydney Arthur Fisher
Sydney Arthur Fisher.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brome
In office
Preceded by David Ames Manson
Succeeded by Eugène Alphonse Dyer
In office
Preceded by Eugène Alphonse Dyer
Succeeded by George Harold Baker
Personal details
Born (1850-06-12)June 12, 1850
Montreal, Canada East
Died April 9, 1921(1921-04-09) (aged 70)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Cabinet Minister of Agriculture (1896-1911)

Sydney Arthur Fisher, PC (June 12, 1850 – April 9, 1921) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he was educated at McGill University and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

A farmer, he first ran for the Canadian House of Commons in an 1880 by-election for the riding of Brome. Although defeated, he was elected in 1882 and 1887. A Liberal, he lost to the Conservative candidate Eugène Alphonse Dyer by 3 votes in the 1891 election. He was elected again in the 1896 election and was re-elected in 1900, 1904, and 1908. He was defeated in 1911 and in a 1913 by-election. From 1896 to 1911, he was the Minister of Agriculture.


  1. ^ "Fisher, Sydney Arthur (FSR868SA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.