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 Nelson Wilbur Fisk

Nelson Wilbur Fisk

Isle la Motte, Grand Isle County, Vermont, USA
Death 1 Oct 1923 (aged 69)
Isle la Motte, Grand Isle County, Vermont, USA
Burial Isle la Motte, Grand Isle County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 21860069 · View Source
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69 yrs
Fisk Lot

Samuel Fisk

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Polly wife of Samuel Fisk

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Nelson W Fisk
wife: Elizabeth B Hubbell
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Additional information below supplied by: Bill McKern

Birth -- Isle La Motte, August 5, 1854.
Death -- Isle La Motte, October 21, 1923
Marriage -- 1880, Chazy, New York

Vermont Lieutenant Governor. He graduated from Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie and was employed at his family's marble quarry, becoming sole proprietor after his father's death.

A Republican, he served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1883 to 1887 and the Vermont Senate from 1889 to 1891. As a legislator he played a key role in the construction of three Grand Isle bridges, including the first one to connect it with the Vermont mainland at Alburgh. Fisk served as a Trustee of the State Normal School (now Johnson State College), the State Industrial School in Vergennes (then Vermont's reform institution for juveniles) and the University of Vermont. He was also a Delegate to the 1888 and 1892 Republican national conventions. In 1896 he was elected Lieutenant Governor and served one term, 1897 to 1899. In 1901 Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was visiting with Fisk and other Vermont Republicans at Fisk's home when Roosevelt was informed that President William McKinley had been shot.

(McKinley died six weeks later and Roosevelt became President.) The Fisk quarry on Isle La Motte's West Shore Road is now an environmental interpretive site that is open to the public.

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  • Created by: Barb Destromp
  • Added: 1 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21860069
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nelson Wilbur Fisk (5 Aug 1854–1 Oct 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21860069, citing South Cemetery, Isle la Motte, Grand Isle County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Barb Destromp (contributor 46785064) .