Hamilton Fish

1808 - 1893

Hamilton Fish

Hamilton Fish (August 3, 1808 – September 7, 1893) was an American politician who served as the 16th Governor of New York from 1849 to 1850, a United States Senator from New York from 1851 to 1857 and the 26th United States Secretary of State from 1869 to 1877. Fish is recognized as the "pillar" of the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant and considered one of the best U.S. Secretaries of State by scholars, known for his judiciousness and efforts towards reform and diplomatic moderation. Fish settled the controversial Alabama Claims with Great Britain through his development of the concept of international arbitration.Fish and Grant kept the United States out of war with Spain over Cuban independence by coolly handling the volatile Virginius Incident. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hamilton Fish has received more than 268,612 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12,430th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Hamilton Fish ranks 12,328 out of 14,801Before him are Nur Misuari, Paula-Mae Weekes, Peter Sutherland, Marc Bazin, Andrea Casiraghi, and A. N. R. Robinson. After him are Ramsey Clark, Steven Mnuchin, Gabriela Michetti, Igor Sechin, Andrea Montermini, and Desmond Hoyte.

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Among people born in 1808, Hamilton Fish ranks 51Before him are Salmon P. Chase, José Rufino Echenique, Pyotr Chikhachyov, John Taylor, Hugh Falconer, and Henry Cole. After him is Juan Crisóstomo Torrico. Among people deceased in 1893, Hamilton Fish ranks 55Before him are Samuel Baker, James G. Blaine, Edwin Booth, Benjamin Butler, Lucy Stone, and Aleksey Pleshcheyev. After him are Duleep Singh, John Rae, John Ballance, and Edmund Kirby Smith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hamilton Fish ranks 6,498 out of 12,171Before him are Jack McDevitt (1935), Carol Heiss (1940), Gary Lockwood (1937), Stephen Colbert (1964), Warren E. Burger (1907), and Alan Ball (1957). After him are Stephen Dorff (1973), Rogers Hornsby (1896), Ramsey Clark (1927), John Norman (1931), Gerry Goffin (1939), and Vera-Ellen (1921).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Hamilton Fish ranks 434Before him are Philander C. Knox (1853), Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737), Norman Mineta (1931), Theodore Long (1947), DeWitt Clinton (1769), and Samuel J. Tilden (1814). After him are Ramsey Clark (1927), Rodney Mullen (1966), Frank Knox (1874), Mary Arthur McElroy (1841), Edward Seaga (1930), and H. R. Haldeman (1926).