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FISH, Hamilton, (son of Hamilton Fish [1849-1936], grandson of Hamilton Fish
[1808-1893], and father of Hamilton Fish, Jr. [1926-1996]),
a Representative from New York; born in Garrison, Putnam County,
N.Y., December 7, 1888; attended St. Marks School; was graduated from Harvard
University in 1910; elected as a Progressive to the New York State assembly,
1914-1916; commissioned on July 15, 1917, captain of Company K, Fifteenth New
York National Guard (colored), which subsequently became the Three Hundred and
Sixty-ninth Infantry; was discharged as a major on May 14, 1919; decorated with
the Croix de Guerre and the American Silver Star and also cited in War
Department general orders; colonel in the Officers Reserve Corps; delegate,
Republican National Convention, 1928; elected as a Republican to the
Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edmund
Platt; reelected to the Sixty-seventh and to the eleven succeeding Congresses
and served from November 2, 1920, to January 3, 1945; unsuccessful candidate
for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; author; was a resident of
Cold Spring, N.Y., until his death there on January 18, 1991; interment in
Cemetery of Saint Philip's Church in the Highlands, Garrison, N.Y.
Bibliography Fish, Hamilton.
Memoir of an American Patriot. Epilogue by Brian Mitchell.
Washington: Regnery Gateway, 1991.