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Hamilton Fish,, American congressman. Bar: New York.


Fish,, Hamilton was born on June 3, 1926 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Hamilton and Grace (Chapin) Fish.


AB, Harvard University, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1957. Postgraduate, John F. Kennedy School Public Administration.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mercy College, 1989. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Marist College, 1978. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Thomas Acquinas College, 1981.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Mount St. Mary College, 1989.


Vice consul to Ireland, 1951-1953;with firm, Alexander and Green, New York City, 1957-1964;practice law, Poughkeepsie and Millbrook, New York, since 1964;member, 91st-103rd Congresses from 21st (now 19th) New York district, Washington, District of Columbia, since 1969. Ranking member House Judiciary Committee, Washington.


  • Bar: New York.


Member Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission, Environmental and Energy Study Conference, Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, N.E.-Midwest Coalition, New York State Congressional Delaware. Co-chairman ad hoc Congressional Committee for Irish Affairs. Executive Committee Congressional Human Rights Caucus.

Chairman New York State Republican Congressional Delaware. Advisory com Clearinghouse on the Future. Member of New York State Bar Association, Dutches County Bar Association, Society Cincinnati, Jewish Federation Greater Orange County, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, S.R., Society of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Putnam County, Order of Red Men, Masons, Elks.


Married Julia Mackenzie (deceased March 1969). Children: Hamilton III, Julia Alexandra, Nicholas Son of, Peter L. Married Billy Laster Cline, April 3, 1971 (deceased May 1985).

Married Mary Ann Knauss, December 31, 1988.

Hamilton Fish,

Grace (Chapin) Fish,

Julia Mackenzie

Billy Laster Cline

Mary Ann Knauss

Hamilton III Fish,

Julia Alexandra Fish,

Nicholas Son of Fish,

Peter L. Fish,