Hamilton Fish, II, US Congress

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Hamilton Fish, Jr.

Birthplace: Albany, Albany, New York, United States
Death: Died in Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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Son of Hamilton Fish, Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State and Julia Ursin Niemcewiez Fish
Husband of Emily Maria Fish
Father of Emily Rosalind Cutler; Janet Fish, WWI Nurse; Helena Livingston Forster; Julia Keen Breese and Hamilton S. Fish, III, US Congress
Brother of Julia Kean Fish; Elizabeth-Stuyvesant Grand d'Hauteville; Sarah Morris Webster; Nicholas Fish, II and Stuyvesant Fish

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About Hamilton Fish, II, US Congress


Hamilton Fish II (April 17, 1849 Albany, Albany County, New York - January 15, 1936) was an American lawyer and politician. [edit]Life

He was the son of Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean and Hamilton Fish. He graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall, in 1869. He served as private secretary to his father, and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1873. He was aide-de-camp to Governor John Adams Dix. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Putnam Co.) in 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 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 a 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.[1] In the late 19th century, he purchased the Rock Lawn and Carriage House at Garrison, New York.[2] He died in Aiken, South Carolina in 1936.[3] He was buried in Garrison, New York.

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Hamilton Fish, II, US Congress's Timeline

April 17, 1849
Albany, Albany, New York, United States
Age 33
Age 34
Age 36
December 7, 1888
Age 39
Putnam, New York, United States
August 18, 1893
Age 44
Garrison, Putnam, New York, United States
January 15, 1936
Age 86
Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina, United States