History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Fischer, Israel Fredrick
Born August 17, 1858, in New York, NY
Died March 16, 1940, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Customs Court
Reassigned on May 28, 1926, to a new seat authorized by 44 Stat. 669. Served as chief judge, 1927-1932. Service terminated on March 31, 1932, due to retirement.

Member, Board of General Appraisers
Received a recess appointment from William McKinley on May 2, 1899, to a seat vacated by Ferdinand N. Shurtleff; nominated to the same position by William McKinley on December 15, 1899. Confirmed by the Senate on January 17, 1900, and received commission on January 22, 1900. Served as chief judge, 1902-1905. Service terminated on May 28, 1926, due to reassignment.

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Professional Career:
Private practice, New York City, 1880-1895
U.S. representative from New York, 1895-1899


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