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Charles Asbury Fisher, American director, extension service, University of Michigan.


Fisher, Charles Asbury was born on July 3, 1885 in Huntington, Indiana, United States. Son of Isaac Emory and Elizabeth Jane (Heiney) Fisher.


Bachelor of Arts, DePauw University, 1910, Master of Arts, Columbia, 1918, Doctor of Philisophy, University of Michigan, 1930.


Country school teacher, 1905-1906. High school teacher, Lafayette, Indiana, 1910-1911. Principal, Huntington, Indiana, 1911-1912, Warsaw High School, 1912-1914, Benton Harbor High School, 1914-1919, Kalamazoo High School, 1919-1926.

Assistant director extension service, University of Michigan, 1926-1937, director since 1937, instructor sociology, 1927-1928.


Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.


The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.


Member State Committee on Juvenile Delinquency, 1943, National Jurisdictional Conference of Methodist Church, 1944. Member National University Extension Association (Vice-President 1942-1943, president 1944-1945. Member Joint Committee for The Study of Adult Education, Policies, Principles and Practices.

Member National Education Association, American Sociological Society, National University Extension Association, American Association for Adult Education, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi. Mason.; Clubs: Economic (Detroit).


Married Anna Moore, December 25, 1910 (now deceased).; married second, Elsa Wilhelmina Apfel, December 20, 1919. Children: Charles Eugene, Joseph Vincent, Paul Moore.

Isaac Emory Fisher

Elizabeth Jane (Heiney) Fisher

Elsa Wilhelmina Apfel

Anna Moore

Joseph Vincent Fisher

Paul Moore Fisher

Charles Eugene Fisher