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Frederick Bohn Fisher, American bishop. Fellowship of America; Fellow American Geography Society, Royal Geography Society (member continuation and Executive Committee).; Mason.


Fisher, Frederick Bohn was born on February 14, 1882 in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James Edward and Josephine (Bohn-Shirey) Fisher.


Bachelor of Science, Asbury College, 1902, Bachelor of Arts, 1903, Doctor of Divinity, 1916. Boston University and Harvard, 1906-1909, 1920. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, Doctor of Philosophy., 1909, S.T.D., 1930.

Doctor of Divinity, De Pauw U., 1920. Doctor of Laws, Wesleyan University, 1924. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hillsdale College, 1932.


Deacon of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1903. Pastor, Kokomo, Indiana, 1903. Missionary in India, 1904-1906.

Secretary of Foreign Missions Methodist Episcopal Church, and Laymen’s Missionary Movement, 1910-1920.

Bishop of Methodist Episcopal Church, official residence at Calcutta, India, 1920-1930. Minister of First Methodist Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1930-1934, minister of Central Church, Detroit, since 1934. Fondren lecturer of Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas), 1931.

Earl lecturer Pacific School of Religion (University of California), 1932. Beemer lecturer De Pauw University, 1932. Special lecturer Boston University, 1924, 28, 30, Syracuse University, 1933, Morningside College, 1934.

Adams lecturer Indiana University, 1936. Cole lecturer of Vanderbilt University, 1937. Delaware to World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1910.

Missionary tour of India, Japan and China, 1917-1918. Director of industrial relations department Interchurch World Movement (which appointed interchurch commission of inquiry and publication “Report on Steel Strike of 1919”), 1919. Delegate to World Conference on Faith and Order, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1927.

President of Free Church.



Fellowship of America. Fellow American Geography Society, Royal Geography Society (member continuation and Executive Committee).


Married Edith Jackson, February 4, 1903 (died 1921). Married second, Welthy Honsinger, June 18, 1924.

James Edward Fisher

Josephine (Bohn-Shirey) Fisher

Edith Jackson

Welthy Honsinger