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Hamilton Fish

Hamilton Fish (December 7, 1808 - January 18, 1893), born in New York City, was an American politician during the time of the American Civil War. His parents named him after Alexander Hamilton. He graduated from Columbia College in 1827 and was admitted to the New York bar in 1830. As a member of the Whig party, Fish served in the House of Representatives from 1843 until 1845. He was elected as governor of New York in 1849 and after becoming a Republican, he was elected to the Senate in 1851 where he served on the Foreign Relations Committee.

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