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James Fisk
Birth: Oct. 4, 1763
Greenwich
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1844
Swanton
Franklin County
Vermont, USA

US Senator. Self-educated. served in Revolutionary War, 1779-82. Massachusetts Legislature, 1785. Ordained a Universalist minister. Married Priscilla West. Moved to Barre, Vermont, 1798. Farmer and preacher. Studied law, admitted to bar and commenced practice, 1803. Vermont House, 1800-05, 1809-10, 1815. Judge, Orange County Court, 1802-09, 1816. Orange County member of state commission appointed to choose location for state capital, 1803. Chairman of committee that negotiated for settlement of boundary with Canada, 1804. US House, 1805-09, 1811-15. Chairman, Committee on Elections. Appointed federal judge for Territory of Indiana, 1812, but declined. Judge, Vermont Supreme Court, 1815-16. US Senate, 1817-18. Resigned to become collector of customs for district of Vermont, 1818-26. Moved to Swanton, 1819. After leaving customs post resumed law practice and farming. Son Wilbur was noted educator and Methodist minister, serving as first president of Connecticut's Wesleyan University. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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Church Street Cemetery
Swanton
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 30, 2002
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James Fisk
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James Fisk
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