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Hamilton Fish, Jr.

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Birthplace: Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Garrison, Putnam County, New York, 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 Florence Delaplaine and Emily Maria Fish
Father of Janet Fish, WWI Nurse; Julia Keen Breese; Emily Rosalind Cutler; Hamilton S. Fish, III, US Congress and Helena Livingston Forster
Brother of Julia Kean Benjamin; Elizabeth-Stuyvesant Grand d'Hauteville; Sarah Morris Webster; Nicholas Fish, II and Stuyvesant Fish

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About Hamilton Fish, II, US Congress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_Fish_II

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

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.

In the late 19th century, he purchased the Rock Lawn and Carriage House at Garrison, New York.

He died in Aiken, South Carolina in 1936. He was buried in Garrison, New York.

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Hamilton Fish, II, US Congress's Timeline

1849
April 17, 1849
Albany, Albany County, New York, United States
1883
April 6, 1883
Age 33
1884
December 8, 1884
Age 35
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1886
September 20, 1886
Age 37
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1888
December 7, 1888
Age 39
Garrison, Putnam County, New York, United States
1893
August 18, 1893
Age 44
Garrison, Putnam County, New York, United States
1936
January 15, 1936
Age 86
Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, United States
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Garrison, Putnam County, New York, United States