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Ralph Talcott Fisher

Ralph Talcott Fisher, banker, vice president American Trust Company.


  • Fisher, Ralph Talcott was born on September 26, 1877 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Galen Merriam and Susan (Talcott) Fisher.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, 1901, A.M., 1903, Doctor of Laws, 1942.


    • With Associate Oil Corporation, San Francisco, 1903-1918. Member, later assistant director, Federal Board for Vocational Education, at San Francisco, New York City and Washington, District of Columbia, 1918-1921. Director California State Department Institutions, 1921-1922.

      Vice president American Trust Company, San Francisco, 1922-1924, Oakland since 1924. President Civil Service Board, Oakland, 1915-1918, Board of Port Commissioners, 1928-1939. Member California State Commission on Pensions, 1927-1928.

      Chairman Governor’s Old Age Pension Committee, 1943.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member State Board of Education since 1943. President California War Chest, Inc., since 1943. Director Alameda County Tuberculosis and Health Association, Oakland.

    Member of State Council on Educational Planning and Coordination, 1940-1941. Member National Association of Credit Men (director 1933-1935, nat. vice president 1935-1936), Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley), University of California Alumni Council (Berkeley), International House (Berkeley). Member of the Board of Governors Alameda County Community Foundation.

    Member Beta Theta Pi. Presented honor shield by Oakland Real Estate Board as most distinguished in community service, 1928. Mason.; Clubs: Kiwanis (ex-president), Athenian-Nile, Athens Athletic.


    • Married Margaret Reid Merriam, June 26, 1919. Children: Ralph Talcott, Galen Reid, Margaret Merriam (Mistress.
    • father: Galen Merriam Fisher
    • mother: Susan (Talcott) Fisher
    • spouse: Margaret Reid Merriam
    • children: Ralph Talcott Fisher
    • Galen Reid Fisher
    • Margaret Merriam (Mrs Fisher
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    Born September 26, 1877
    Died August 7, 1948
    (aged 70)