Walter L. Fisher
|25th United States Secretary of the Interior|
March 13, 1911 – March 5, 1913
|President||William Howard Taft|
|Preceded by||Richard Ballinger|
|Succeeded by||Franklin Knight Lane|
|Born||Walter Lowrie Fisher|
July 4, 1862
Wheeling, Virginia, U.S. (now West Virginia)
|Died||November 9, 1935 (aged 73)|
Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Hanover College (BA)|
Fisher was born July 4, 1862 in Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) to Daniel Webster Fisher (1838 – 1913), a presbyterian minister, and his wife Amanda D. Kouns († 1911). Educated at Hanover College in Indiana from which he graduated in 1883. While at Hanover, he was initiated into the Chi Chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1890, he was elected as the fifth Grand Consul (the National President) of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, a position he held until 1892. He married Mabel Taylor on April 22, 1891 and they had five sons and two daughters.
His papers, covering his professional and political careers and containing 14,000 items, are in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
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Richard Achilles Ballinger
| U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Served under: William Howard Taft
Franklin Knight Lane
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