Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935Alternative names
Lawyer, municipal reformer, and cabinet officer.
From the description of Papers of Walter L. Fisher, 1879-1936 (bulk 1909-1919). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84920409
Fisher was Secretary of the Interior, 1911-1913.
From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to L.C. Marshall, Chicago, 1912 June 4. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 79832142
From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to L.C. Marshall, Chicago, 1912 June 4. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52246794
Walter L Fisher was the Secretary of the Interior from 1911 to 1913, under President Taft. In 1911 he visited Alaska as part of the process of determining the future route of the Alaska Railroad. He was accompanied by his son Walter T. Fisher, who was a student at Harvard University at that time.
From the description of Walter L. Fisher photograph collection, 1909-1911 [graphic]. (Alaska State Library). WorldCat record id: 318541867
1862, July 4:
Born, Wheeling, Va. (now West Virginia)
1878- 1879: Attended Academy of Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
1879- 1886: Attended Hanover College, Hanover, Ind.; M.A., 1886
1888- 1935: Admitted to bar and practiced law, Chicago, Ill.
1888- 1889: Appointed special assessment attorney for Chicago, Ill.
Married Mabel Taylor
1901- 1906: Secretary and later president, Municipal Voters League of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
1906- 1932: Special counsel for Chicago, Ill., regarding local transportation, railway terminals, and other matters
1908- 1909: President, Conservation League of America
1910- 1911: Vice president, National Conservation Association
Traveled to western United States and Alaska on public business
1911- 1913: Secretary of the interior
Traveled to Hawaii, investigating charges against the territorial government
Represented Norway at Hague, Netherlands, in World War I ship case against the United States
1923- 1925: Special counsel to Agriculture Department, investigating meat packing company mergers
1926- 1929: Special counsel for Interstate Commerce Commission in Milwaukee Railroad receivership investigation and O'Fallon Railway rate case
1935, Nov. 9:
Died, Winnetka, Ill.
From the guide to the Walter L. Fisher Papers, 1871-1963, (bulk 1909-1920), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Local transit--Illinois--Chicago
- Railroad bridges--Photographs
- International cooperation
- Indians of North America--Oklahoma
- Railroads--United States
- Indians of North America
- Greek letter societies
- Livestock--United States--Societies, etc
- Environmental policy--United States
- Peace--Societies, etc
- Livestock--Societies, etc
- Conservation of natural resources
- Land use--United States
- Natural resources--United States
- Cabinet officers
- Idaho (as recorded)
- Alaska, Southcentral (as recorded)
- Hawaii (as recorded)
- Oklahoma (as recorded)
- Alaska (as recorded)
- Chicago (Ill.) (as recorded)
- Childs Glacier (Alaska) (as recorded)
- Chitina (Alaska) (as recorded)
- Chicago (Ill.) (as recorded)
- Cordova (Alaska) (as recorded)
- Copper River (Alaska) (as recorded)
- United States (as recorded)
- Kennecott Copper Mine (Alaska) (as recorded)