Fisher, Samuel H. (Samuel Herbert), 1867-1957

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Col. Samuel H. Fisher was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1867, graduating from Yale University in 1889 and Yale Law School, 1892. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., and New Haven, Conn. In 1916 he became the personal counsel for Mrs. Stephen V. Harkness and her son Edward S. Harkness, a position he held until Fisher retired in 1931. He was a member of the Yale Corporation from 1910-1925 and a member of boards of corporate and charitable institutions. After he retired, he helped organize the Connecticut Highway Safety Commission in 1936, was Connecticut Defense Administrator from 1940-1943, and performed other public service for the state and federal government. He married Margaret Sargent Fisher of New Haven in 1895. They moved to Litchfield in 1920. He died in 1957. In the 1930s Fisher undertook a project to assemble data on every student who attended the Litchfield Law School from 1774-1833. He conducted research and corresponded with colleges and universities, state libraries, historical societies, and other institutions across the country. He also employed genealogists to track down information. The results of his investigations were published in a book by the Yale Law School Library in conjunction with Yale University Press in 1946.

From the description of Samuel Fisher collection, 1929-1961. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 753726041

Samuel Herbert Fisher was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 26, 1867. He received B.A. (1889) and LL.B. (1892) degrees from Yale University. Fisher practiced law in New Haven, Connecticut ,and New York City and served as junior counsel to Yale University and personal counsel to Mrs. Stephen V. Harkness and Edward S. Harkness. He was a fellow of the Yale Corporation (1920-1935) and chaired the Connecticut Tercentenary Commission (1934-1935). Fisher died in 1957.

From the description of Samuel Herbert Fisher papers, 1916-1954 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166038

Samuel Herbert Fisher was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 26, 1867. He received B.A. (1889) and LL.B. (1892) degrees from Yale University. Fisher practiced law in New Haven, Connecticut and New York City and served as junior counsel to Yale University and personal counsel to Mrs. Stephen V. Harkness and Edward S. Harkness. He was a fellow of the Yale Corporation (1920-1935) and chaired the Connecticut tercentenary commission (1934-1935). Fisher died in 1957.

From the guide to the Samuel Herbert Fisher papers, 1916-1954, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Fisher, Samuel Herbert, 1867-1957. Samuel Herbert Fisher papers, 1916-1954 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn George Wilson Pierson papers, 1820-1991 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. George Dudley Seymour papers, 1684-1944 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983, 1870-1925 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Fisher, Samuel Herbert, 1867-1957. Samuel Herbert Fisher papers, 1916-1954 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Babbitt family. Babbitt family papers, 1895-1972. Litchfield Historical Society
referencedIn George Dudley Seymour papers, 1684-1944 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Fisher, Samuel H. (Samuel Herbert), 1867-1957. Samuel Fisher collection, 1929-1961. Litchfield Historical Society
referencedIn Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863-1943. Charles McLean Andrews papers, 1723-1967 (inclusive), 1885-1956 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Charles McLean Andrews papers, 1723-1967 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Samuel Herbert Fisher papers, 1916-1954 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Camp, Walter, 1859-1925. Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983 (inclusive), 1870-1925 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Pierson, George Wilson, 1904-. George Wilson Pierson papers, 1820-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Arthur Twining Hadley, president of Yale University, records, 1899-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Camp, Walter, 1859-1925. Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983 (inclusive), 1870-1925 (bulk). Yale University Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Andrews, Charles McLean, 1863-1943. person
associatedWith Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith AYA (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Babbitt family. family
associatedWith Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. person
associatedWith Bannard, Otto Tremont, 1854-1929. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Camp, Walter, 1859-1925. person
associatedWith Cheney, Howell. person
associatedWith Cheney, Howell. person
associatedWith Collier, Thomas, 1761-1842. person
associatedWith Day, George Parmly, 1876-1959. person
associatedWith Fisher, Samuel Herbert, 1867- person
associatedWith Hubbard, Elijah, 1777-1846. person
associatedWith Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-1977. person
associatedWith Law, Samuel Andrew, 1771-1845. person
associatedWith Litchfield Law School. corporateBody
associatedWith Litchfield Players. corporateBody
associatedWith Lohmann, Carl Albert, 1887- person
associatedWith Osborn, Selleck, 1783-1826. person
associatedWith Oviatt, Edwin, 1874- person
associatedWith Phelps Tavern (Litchfield, Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pierson, George Wilson, 1904- person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Rogers, James Gamble. person
associatedWith Rogers, James Gamble, 1867-1947 person
associatedWith Seymour, Charles, 1885-1963. person
associatedWith Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. person
associatedWith Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. person
associatedWith Tracy, Uriah, 1755-1807. person
associatedWith Welch, Lewis Sheldon, 1867- person
associatedWith Welch, Lewis Sheldon, 1867-1940 person
associatedWith Woolley, Edgar Montillion. person
associatedWith Woolley, Edgar Montillion. person
associatedWith Yale College (1887- ). Class of 1889. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Alumni. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Buildings. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Class of 1889. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Curricula. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Dramatic Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Officials and employees. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Presidents. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Students. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield (Conn.)
Connecticut--Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.)
Subject
Historic buildings
Law schools
Education, higher
Occupation
Lawyers
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Birth 1867

Death 1957

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