William R. Fisher

A Short Biography

As a young man
Photographs courtesy of Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections
William R Fisher was born on June 27, 1849 in Lower Marion, Pennsylvania. In 1866, he entered Dickinson College and in 1870 he recieved his B.A. Upon graduating Dickinson College, he taught Natural Science for one year at the Dickinson Seminary in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, then, from 1871-1874, studied ar the Univeristy of Heidelburg in Germany. In 1874, he returned to his alma mater and served as the Professor of Modern Languages until 1876, when he was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar Association.  Fisher then left Dickinson to be a lawyer in Philadelphia.
    Dickinson College Catalogue of Alumni 1840-1889.