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  Fish, Hamilton
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NameHamilton Fish
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New York City, New York , United States
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Born August 03, 1808
DiedSeptember 07, 1893 (85 years)
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InfoFISH, Hamilton, (father of Hamilton Fish [1849-1936], grandfather of Hamilton Fish [1888-1991], and great-grandfather of Hamilton Fish, Jr. [1926-1996]), a Representative and a Senator from New York; born in New York City August 3, 1808; attended Doctor Bancel�s French School, New York City; graduated from Columbia College, New York City, in 1827; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1830 and practiced in New York City; commissioner of deeds for the city and county of New York 1832-1833; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; lieutenant governor of New York 1848-1849; Governor of New York 1849-1850; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1851, to March 3, 1857; was not a candidate for reelection; president general of the Society of the Cincinnati from 1854 until his death; appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as one of the board of commissioners for the relief and exchange of Union prisoners of war in the South; president of the New-York Historical Society 1867-1869; appointed by President Ulysses Grant as Secretary of State 1869-1877; resumed the practice of law and managed his large real estate holdings in New York City; died in Garrison, N.Y., September 7, 1893; interment in the cemetery of St. Philip�s Church-in-the-Highlands, Garrison, N.Y.


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FAMILY
Son Nicholas Fish 1846-1902
Son Hamilton Fish 1849-1936
Grandson Hamilton Fish, Jr. 1888-1991
Father Nicholas Fish 1758-1833

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RACES
  07/16/1881 NY US Senate Special Lost 6.21% (-46.21%)
  03/11/1869 U. S. Secretary of State Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/19/1851 NY US Senate Won 78.50% (+67.29%)
  02/01/1849 NY US Senate - W Caucus Lost 0.81% (-70.73%)
  11/07/1848 NY Governor Won 47.56% (+20.86%)
  06/09/1848 US Vice President - W Convention Lost 0.61% (-52.45%)
  11/02/1847 NY Lt. Governor Special Won 52.63% (+9.42%)
  11/03/1846 NY Lt. Governor Lost 45.91% (-3.27%)
  11/05/1844 NY District 6 Lost 3.02% (-45.80%)
  11/08/1842 NY District 6 Won 50.88% (+1.77%)
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