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Clergyman

William Orris Fisher, American clergyman. Fellowship.

Background

Fisher, William Orris was born on December 6, 1875 in New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jacob and Jane (Jones) Fisher.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Muskingum College, New Concord. O., 1898, Doctor of Divinity, 1923. Bachelor of Divinity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1901 (Purdy scholarship).

Post-graduate work, Edinburgh U. and United Free College, Edinburgh, 1905-1906.

Career

Ordained ministry, U.P. Church, 1901. Pastor successively New Athens, O., Washington, Iowa, Harvard Heights, Los Angeles, California, until 1918, First U.P. Church, San Francisco, 1918-1936. Stated supply Second U.P. Church, Los Angeles, 1936-1940.

Superintendent of missions, Presbytery of San Francisco. Moderator Synod of California, 1927-1928. Denomination representative San Francisco Church Federation Home Missions Council of Comity (for Northern California), California State Church Federation (for Northern California), Anti-Saloon League (for Northern California), Minister’s Evangelical.

Membership

Fellowship.

Connections

Married Mabelle Thompson, October 10, 1906. Children: Frances Thompson (deceased), William Thompson.

father:
Jacob Fisher

mother:
Jane (Jones) Fisher

spouse:
Mabelle Thompson

child:
William Thompson Fisher

child:
Frances Thompson Fisher (deceased)