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

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Goodnow, Frank Johnson, 1859-1939. Frank Johnson Goodnow papers, 1880-1940. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Walter L. Fisher Papers, 1871-1963, (bulk 1909-1920) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1906-1979 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Kent, William, 1864-1928. William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Arthur Twining Hadley, president of Yale University, records, 1899-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935. Papers of Walter L. Fisher, 1879-1936 (bulk 1909-1919). Library of Congress
creatorOf Moorehead, Warren King, 1866-1939. Papers 1875-1939. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn MacVeagh, Franklin, 1837-1934. Franklin MacVeagh papers, 1799-1933 (bulk 1909-1913). Library of Congress
creatorOf Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935. Letter : Washington, D.C., to L.C. Marshall, Chicago, 1912 June 4. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Franklin MacVeagh Papers, 1799-1934, (bulk 1909-1913) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935. Letter : Washington, D.C., to L.C. Marshall, Chicago, 1912 June 4. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935. Walter L. Fisher photograph collection, 1909-1911 [graphic]. Alaska State Library
referencedIn Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Kent, William, 1864-1928. William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Alaska Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith American National Live Stock Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Ballinger, Richard Achilles, 1858-1922 person
associatedWith Barnard, Kate, 1875-1930. person
associatedWith Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Copper River and Northwestern Railway corporateBody
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Fisher family. family
associatedWith Garfield, James Rudolph, 1865-1950. person
associatedWith Goodnow, Frank Johnson, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Hegg, Eric A., 1867-1948. person
associatedWith Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. person
associatedWith Hunt, P. S. (Phinney S.), 1866-1917. person
associatedWith Kent, William, 1864-1928. person
associatedWith La Follette, Robert M. (Robert Marion), 1855-1925. person
associatedWith Lane, Franklin K. person
associatedWith League to Enforce Peace (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith MacVeagh, Franklin, 1837-1934. person
associatedWith Marshall, Leon C. (Leon Carroll), 1879-1966. person
associatedWith Moorehead, Warren King, 1866-1939. person
associatedWith Noyes, Frank B. (Frank Brett), 1863-1948. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932. person
associatedWith Scott, Austin Wakeman, 1884-1981 person
associatedWith Sigma Chi Fraternity. corporateBody
associatedWith Slattery, Harry, 1887-1949. person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944. person
associatedWith United States. Department of the Interior. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Interior. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Railroad Securities Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Henry Cantwell, 1866-1924. person
associatedWith Western Economic Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Wickersham, George W. (George Woodward), 1858-1936. person
associatedWith Woodruff, Clinton Rogers, 1868-1948. person
associatedWith Yale University. President's Office. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Idaho
Alaska, Southcentral
Hawaii
Oklahoma
Alaska
Chicago (Ill.)
Childs Glacier (Alaska)
Chitina (Alaska)
Chicago (Ill.)
Cordova (Alaska)
Copper River (Alaska)
United States
Kennecott Copper Mine (Alaska)
Subject
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
Occupation
Lawyers
Reformers
Cabinet officers
Function

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Birth 1862-07-04

Death 1935-11-09

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