- Hamilton Fish II
Hamilton Fish II (
April 17, 1849Albany, Albany County, New York- January 15, 1936) was an American lawyer and politician.
He was the son of Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean and
Hamilton Fish. He graduated from Columbia College, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall, in 1869.
He served as private secretary to his father, and graduated from
Columbia Law Schoolin 1873. He was aide-de-camp to Governor John Adams Dix.
He was a member of the
New York State Assemblyfrom 1874 to 1896. He was the Republican leader in 1890 and Speaker in 1895 and 1896.
He served as Assistant Treasurer of the United States for New York in the Administration of
Theodore Roosevelt, and was elected to the US House of Representatives for a single term, from 1909-1911. He was defeated for reelection.
For many years Fish was considered to be one of the top Republican bosses in the
State of New York, controlling Putnam County. He was the father of long-time Republican congressional leader Hamilton Fish III.
In 1933, Fish was on a committee that sponsored the publication in the United States of a translation of a Nazi book called "Communism in Germany" by Adolf Ehrt. In the prefatory note, the committee said that they did not publish it as a defense of
antisemitismor a the Nazi regime, but because they believed that the struggle against communism in Germany and the lessons it taught about how the people should demand more "effective measures" to defend their system of government against communists. 
Ehrt, Adolf "Communism in Germany" Berlin: General League of German Anti-Communist Associations [http://www.archive.org/details/CommunismInGermany]
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