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James Fisk

Also Known As: "fiske"
Birthdate:
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; Stephen Fisk; Annah Fiske and Anna Fisk
Husband of Priscilla Fiske and Priscilla Fisk
Father of Susannah Tyrrell; Zoroaster Fiske; Susanna Fiske; Priscilla Fiske; Roswell Fiske and 18 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

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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.

-------------------- Private in Captain William Willis company, Col John Brooks Regiment, Massachusetts Line. (American Revolution)

James Fisk (October 4, 1763 – November 17, 1844) was an American politician from Vermont. He served in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Contents

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2 Death 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links

Biography[edit]

Fisk was born in Greenwich, Massachusetts and was self-educated.[1] He served in the Revolutionary War from 1779 to 1782. He was a member of the Massachusetts General Court in 1785.[2] Fisk was ordained as a Universalist minister, and preached occasionally. He married Priscilla West. [3]

Fisk moved to Barre, Vermont in 1798 where he worked as a farmer and minister. He studied law and was admitted to the bar; he began the practice of law in Barre.[4]

Fisk entered politics in Vermont as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, serving from 1800 to 1805, 1809 to 1810 and in 1815.[5] He was judge of the Orange County, Vermont Court from 1802 to 1809 and in 1816.[6] He was selected as the member from Orange County to locate the capital in 1803. Fisk served as chairman of the committee that endeavored to get a settlement of the northern boundary with Canada in 1804.

In 1804 Fisk was elected as a Democratic-Republican candidate to the United States House of Representatives, serving from March 4, 1805 until March 3, 1809.[7] He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1808. In 1811 he was elected again to the House, and served from March 4, 1811 until March 3, 1815.[8] He was chairman of the Committee on Elections.

Fisk was appointed United States Judge for the Territory of Indiana in 1812 by President James Madison,[9] but declined the appointment. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in1814, and served as judge of the Supreme Court of Vermont from 1815 until 1816.[10]

He was elected as a Democratic-Republican candidate to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dudley Chase. Fisk served in the Senate from November 4, 1817 until he resigned on January 8, 1818[11][12] to serve as collector of customs for the district of Vermont from 1818 until 1826.[13] He moved to Swanton, Vermont in 1819.

Death

Fisk died on November 17, 1844 in Swanton. He is interred at the Church Street Cemetery in Swanton.[14]

References

1."James Fisk (1763-1844)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 2. Journal of the Senate, Volume 130. Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1909. p. 170. 3. "James Fisk". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 4. "FISK, James, (1763 - 1844)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 5. Crockett, Walter Hill. Vermont: the Green mountain state, Volume 2. 1921: The Century history company, inc. p. 593. 6. Gazetteer of Washington County, Vt., 1783-1889. The Syracuse journal company, printers,. 1889. p. 59. 7.Sen. James Fisk". govtrack.us. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 8."Sen. James Fisk". govtrack.us. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 9. "Federal Judges for the Indiana Territory". Indiana.edu. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 10. Thompson, Zadock (1842). History Of Vermont, Natural, Civil And Statistical, In Three Parts, With A Few Map Of The State, And 200 Engravings. p. 124. 11. ^ Dodge, Andrew R. (2005). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First Through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005. Government Printing Office. p. 85. 12. "Sen. James Fisk". govtrack.us. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 13. Lanman, Charles Lanman (1887). Biographical Annals of the Civil Government of the United States. J.M. Morrison,. p. 171. 14. "James Fisk". Find A Grave. Retrieved

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James Fisk, U.S. Senator's Timeline

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