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Israel Frederick Fischer (August 17, 1858 - March 16, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in New York City, Fischer moved to Brooklyn in September 1887.He attended the public schools and Cooper Institute, New York City.He was employed as a clerk in a law office.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in New York City.He served as member of the executive committee of the Republican State committee 1888-1890.

Fischer was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress.He was appointed on May 2, 1899, by President McKinley as a member of the United States Board of General Appraisers (now the United States Customs Court).He was appointed chief justice of that court by President Coolidge on April 16, 1927, and served until his retirement on March 31, 1933.He served as delegate to the International Customs Congress held in New York City in 1903.He died in New York City March 16, 1940.He was interred in Maimonides Cemetery, Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker.


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