Nicholas Fish, II

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Nicholas Fish, II

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Birthplace: New York, New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York, New York, United States
Cause of death: Blaunt Force Trauma to the Head after assault
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Son of Hamilton Fish, Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State and Julia Ursin Niemcewiez Fish
Husband of Clemence S. Fish
Father of Elizabeth S.C. Potter and Hamilton Fish II (Rough Rider)
Brother of Julia Kean Fish; Elizabeth-Stuyvesant Grand d'Hauteville; Sarah Morris Webster; Hamilton Fish, II, US Congress and Stuyvesant Fish

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About Nicholas Fish, II

Nicholas Fish (1846–1902) was the grandson of American Revolutionary War soldier Nicholas Fish and son of the Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. He was born in New York City and educated at Columbia and at Harvard Law School. He practiced law in New York City, then went into the diplomatic service. Appointed Second Secretary of Legation at Berlin (1871), he became Secretary (1874) and acted in the continued absence of his chief as chargé d'affaires, held the latter position in Switzerland (1877–81) and then served as minister to Belgium (1882–86. He returned to New York City in 1887 and became a member of the banking firm of Harriman & Co. He was president of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati. He was fatally assaulted in New York City on September 16, 1902 by Thomas J. Sharkey as Fish was exiting a bar. Fish died from blunt force trauma to the head, and Sharkey was convicted of manslaughter and subsequently sentenced to ten years in prison.

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Nicholas Fish, II's Timeline

1846
February 19, 1846
New York, New York, New York, United States
1869
September 7, 1869
Age 23
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1870
July 7, 1870
Age 24
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
1873
June 27, 1873
Age 27
New York, New York, United States
1902
September 16, 1902
Age 56
New York, New York, New York, United States