Israel F. Fischer
|Presiding Judge of the United States Customs Court|
|Preceded by||William Barberie Howell|
|Succeeded by||George M. Young|
|Judge of the United States Customs Court|
May 28, 1926 – March 31, 1932
|Appointed by||operation of law|
|Preceded by||Seat established by 44 Stat. 669|
|Succeeded by||Frederick W. Dallinger|
|President of the Board of General Appraisers|
|Preceded by||Charles H. Ham|
|Succeeded by||Marion De Vries|
|Member of the Board of General Appraisers|
May 9, 1899 – May 28, 1926
|Appointed by||William McKinley|
|Preceded by||Ferdinand N. Shurtleff|
|Succeeded by||Seat abolished|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 4th district
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
|Preceded by||William J. Coombs|
|Succeeded by||Bertram Tracy Clayton|
Israel Frederick Fischer
August 17, 1858
New York City, New York
|Died||March 16, 1940 (aged 81)|
New York City, New York
|Resting place||Maimonides Cemetery|
Brooklyn, New York
Israel Frederick Fischer (August 17, 1858 – March 16, 1940) was a United States Representative from New York, a Judge and Presiding Judge of the United States Customs Court and a member and President of the Board of General Appraisers.
Education and career
Born on August 17, 1858, in New York City, New York, Fischer attended the public schools and Cooper Institute (now Cooper Union) in New York City and moved to Brooklyn, New York in September 1887. He was employed as a clerk in a law office, where he read law and was admitted to the bar in 1879. He entered private practice in New York City from 1880 to 1895. He was a member of the executive committee of the Republican state committee from 1888 to 1890.
Fischer was elected as a Republican from New York's 4th congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 54th and 55th United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1899. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the 56th United States Congress.
Federal judicial service
Fischer received a recess appointment from President William McKinley on May 2, 1899, to a seat on the Board of General Appraisers vacated by member Ferdinand N. Shurtleff. He was nominated to the same position by President McKinley on December 15, 1899. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 17, 1900, and received his commission on January 22, 1900. He served as President from 1902 to 1905. Fischer was reassigned by operation of law to the United States Customs Court on May 28, 1926, to a new Associate Justice seat (Judge from June 17, 1930) authorized by 44 Stat. 669. He served as Chief Justice (Presiding Judge from June 17, 1930) from 1927 to 1932. His service terminated on March 31, 1932, due to his retirement. He was succeeded by Judge Frederick W. Dallinger.
Other service and death
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
- "Israel F. Fischer". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Israel Fredrick Fischer at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
William J. Coombs
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district
Bertram Tracy Clayton
Ferdinand N. Shurtleff
| Member of the Board of General Appraisers
Charles H. Ham
| President of the Board of General Appraisers
Marion De Vries
Seat established by 44 Stat. 669
| Judge of the United States Customs Court
Frederick W. Dallinger
William Barberie Howell
| Presiding Judge of the United States Customs Court
George M. Young