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James Fisk

Also Known As: "fiske"
Birthplace: Greenwich, MA, USA
Death: Died in Swanton, Franklin, VT, USA
Place of Burial: Church Street Cemetery Swanton Franklin County Vermont
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Fiske and Annah Fiske
Husband of Priscilla Fiske
Father of Susannah Tyrrell; Zoroaster Fiske; Susanna Fiske; Priscilla Fiske; Roswell Fiske and 7 others
Half brother of John Green; William Green; Prudence Fiske; Rufas Fisk; Mary Fisk and 1 other

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About James Fisk, U.S. Senator


James Fisk (October 4, 1763 – November 17, 1844) was a politician from Vermont who was elected to the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. Born in Greenwich, Massachusetts, he was self-educated and served in the Revolutionary War from 1779 to 1782.

He has a member of the Massachusetts General Court in 1785, entered the Universalist ministry, and preached occasionally; in 1798 he moved to Barre, Vermont, where he practiced law.

Fisk was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives 1800-1805, 1809–1810, 1815; judge of the Orange County Court 1802-1809, 1816; he was selected as the member from Orange County to locate the capital in 1803. He was chairman of the committee that endeavored to get a settlement of the northern boundary with Canada in 1804. Fisk was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1804, defeated in 1808, and elected again in 1811. He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections.

Fisk was appointed United States judge for the Territory of Indiana in 1812, but declined. He worked as judge of the Supreme Court of Vermont from 1815–1816, and elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dudley Chase. He served in the Senate from November 4, 1817, to January 8, 1818, when he resigned. Fisk worked as collector of customs for the district of Vermont from 1818 to 1826.

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James Fisk, U.S. Senator's Timeline

October 4, 1763
Greenwich, MA, USA
October 27, 1786
Age 23
September 20, 1787
Age 23
February 9, 1790
Age 26
July 25, 1791
Age 27
Age 27
June 19, 1793
Age 29
January 29, 1795
Age 31
March 27, 1796
Age 32
Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA
December 6, 1798
Age 35