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Sydney Arthur Fisher, PC (June 12, 1850 – April 9, 1921) was a Canadian politician.

The Hon.

Sydney Arthur Fisher
Sydney Arthur Fisher.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brome
In office
Preceded byDavid Ames Manson
Succeeded byEugène Alphonse Dyer
In office
Preceded byEugène Alphonse Dyer
Succeeded byGeorge Harold Baker
Personal details
Born(1850-06-12)June 12, 1850
Montreal, Canada East
DiedApril 9, 1921(1921-04-09) (aged 70)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political partyLiberal
CabinetMinister of Agriculture (1896-1911)

Born in Montreal, Canada East, he was educated at the High School of Montreal, McGill University, and finally Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

A farmer, he first ran for the House of Commons of Canada in an 1880 by-election for the riding of Brome. Although defeated, he was elected in 1882 and 1887. A Liberal, he lost to the Conservative candidate Eugène Alphonse Dyer by 3 votes in the 1891 election. He was elected again in the 1896 election and was re-elected in 1900, 1904, and 1908. He was defeated in 1911 and in a 1913 by-election. From 1896 to 1911, he was the Minister of Agriculture.


  1. ^ "Fisher, Sydney Arthur (FSR868SA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.