FISH, Hamilton, Jr.

FISH, Hamilton, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


FISH, Hamilton, Jr., (Son of Hamilton Fish [1888-1991], grandson of Hamilton Fish [1849-1936] and Alfred Clark Chapin, great-grandson of Hamilton Fish [1808-1893], and a descendant of Lewis Morris), a Representative from New York; born in Washington, D.C., June 3, 1926; graduate of Kent School, Kent, Conn.; Harvard College, A.B., 1949; LL.B., New York University School of Law, 1957; attended John F. Kennedy School of Public Administration; admitted to New York bar; United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946; served in Ireland as vice counsel, United States Foreign Service, 1951-1953; attorney for the New York assembly judiciary committee, Albany, N.Y., 1961; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1995); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1986 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, judge of the United States District Court for Nevada; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1988 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Alcee Lamar Hastings, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; died on July 23, 1996, in Washington, D.C.; interment in the cemetery of St. Philip's Church-in-the-Highlands, Garrison, N.Y.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections

Albany, NY
Papers: 1968-1994, 101 cubic feet. The Hamilton Fish, Jr. papers contain photographs; film, sound and video recordings; scrapbooks, and ephemera, including awards, official passes and campaign buttons. The collection is divided into ten series. The first series documents the personal activities of Representative Fish and his family. Following this series are five series (Legislative files, Nixon Impeachment files, Correspondence files, Subject files and Press/Constituent Relations files) which document the work of Representative Fish and his staff. The seventh series (Political files) includes material representing the Congressman's political activities. The eighth series (Photographs) along with the ninth (Audio/Visual files containing audio tapes, film, video tapes, and floppy discs), and tenth (Scrapbooks, Ephemera and Artifacts), contain non-paper material, all of which adds depth to the paper records in the collection. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

U.S. Military Academy Library
Special Collections

West Point, NY
Papers: In the Fish Family Papers, 1785-1936, 1 box. Persons represented include Hamilton Fish.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Hamilton Fish, Jr., Republican Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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