Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1862-07-04
Death 1935-11-09

Biographical notes:

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

Biographical Note

  • 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.
  • 1891: 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
  • 1911: Traveled to western United States and Alaska on public business
  • 1911 - 1913 : Secretary of the interior
  • 1912: Traveled to Hawaii, investigating charges against the territorial government
  • 1922: 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)

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Subjects:

  • Local transit--Illinois--Chicago
  • Railroad bridges--Photographs
  • International cooperation
  • Genealogy
  • Indians of North America--Oklahoma
  • Railroads--United States
  • Indians of North America
  • Greek letter societies
  • Livestock--United States--Societies, etc
  • Railroads--Photographs
  • Environmental policy--United States
  • Peace--Societies, etc
  • Livestock--Societies, etc
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Glaciers--Photographs
  • Land use--United States
  • Natural resources--United States

Occupations:

  • Lawyers
  • Reformers
  • Cabinet officers

Places:

  • 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)