He was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford.
He was a spinner and manufacturer and became a Justice of the Peace (Justice of the Peace) and Deputy Lieutenant. At the 1885 general election, Fison stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in Otley and he was unsuccessful again in Buckrose in 1892. He was created a baronet on 27 July 1905.
Fison died at the age of 80.
Fison married Isabella Crossley, daughter of Joseph Crossley, on 23 April 1872. Their son William Fison was an Olympic rower.
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He finally entered the Commons at the 1895 general election, when he was elected as Member of Parliament for Doncaster, holding that seat until his defeat at the 1906 general election.