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Nicholas Fish


Centurion, 1869–1902

Born 19 February 1846 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 16 September 1902 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Saint Philip’s Church Cemetery, Garrison, New York

Proposed by John A. Weekes and Joseph H. Choate

Elected 2 October 1869 at age twenty-three

Archivist’s Note: Son of Hamilton Fish

Century Memorial

Nicholas Fish, the son of Hamilton Fish, who crowned his long and useful career of statesmanship by the negotiation of the memorable treaty of arbitration with Great Britain, had a creditable record in the diplomatic service. A graduate of Columbia in 1867, and of Harvard Law School in 1869, he was appointed in 1871 Secretary of Legation at Berlin. Here he remained for six years, often acting as Chargé d’Affaires with intelligence and dignity. From 1877 to 1881 he was Chargé d’Affaires to the Confederation of Switzerland; and from 1882 to 1886 was Minister to the Court of Belgium. The next year he re turned to the United States and entered the Stock Exchange firm of Harriman & Co. Since that time he had been a very constant visitor at The Century. A friendly nature, as ready to do kindnesses as he was reluctant to have them known.

Edward Cary
1903 Century Association Yearbook