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John Morris Fisher, association official, business executive, educator. Decorated Air medal with clusters; recipient 10th Anniversary medal and scroll Assembly Captive European Nations, Order Lafayette Freedom award, 1973, Distinguished Service award Chapel of 4 Chaplains, 1979, President Eagle, President Reagan, 1982, others.


Fisher, John Morris was born on April 20, 1922 in Fairhaven, Ohio, United States. Son of Marion Hays and Bessie (Morris) Fisher.


AB, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1947. Postgraduate, Brooklyn Law School, 1951. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1955.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Nasson College, 1972.


With Belden Manufacturing Company, Richmond, Indiana, 1941. Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1947—1953. Executive staff assistant to vice president personnel and employee relations Sears Roebuck & Company, Chicago, 1953—1957, chairman corporation security committee, 1957—1961.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, operating director American Security Council, 1956—2002, president, 1957—2002. President American Research Foundation, 1961-1990. President, Chief Executive Officer American Security Council Foundation, 1962-1987, Chief Executive Officer, 1987-2002, chairman, 1992-2002.

President Communications Corporation American, 1972-1980, chairman, since 1980. President American Coalition Patriotic Societies, 1978-1991. Administrative chairman Coalition for Peace Through Strength, 1978-2002.

Director Center for International Security Studies, 1977-1983. Organizer, president Fidelifax, Inc., 1956-1957. Chairman mercantile division National Safety Council, 1959-1960, 1st vice chairman trades and services section, 1961-1962.


Chairman Chicago Retail Safety Conference, 1959-1960. Special adviser Illinois Superintendent Public Instruction, 1963-1964. Consultant to Governor Florida.

Consultant to chairman committee cold war education National Governor's Conference, 1962-1965, Illinois Civil Defense Advisory Council, 1965-1968. President American Council World Freedom, 1971-1972. Member executive committee National Captive Nations Committee, 1968-1970.

Board visitors Freedoms Foundation, 1964-1965. Board directors American Foreign Policy Institute, 1976-1984, Security and Intelligence Fund, 1976-1984, James Monroe Library., 1977-1985. President Culpeper Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1984-1986.

Executive chairman United States Congressional Advisory Board, 1982-2002. Chairman National Security Caucus Foundation, 1997-2002. 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945.

Member American Society Industrial Security (director 1959-1962), Phi Kappa Tau.


Married Thelma Ison, February 2, 1947. Children: Steven Roger, Linda Lucille.

Marion Hays Fisher

Bessie (Morris) Fisher

Thelma Ison

Steven Roger Fisher

Linda Lucille Fisher