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Frederick G. Fisher

President

Massachusetts Bar Association

HQ Phone:  (617) 338-0500

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Massachusetts Bar Association

20 West Street

Boston, Massachusetts,02111

United States

Company Description

Incorporated in 1911, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represent...more

Background Information

Employment History

Chairman

The Conference


Counsel

one of the Army


Associate

Hale and Dorr LLP


Affiliations

Boston Bar Association

Chairman of Many Committee


American Bar Association

Chairman of Many Committee


National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Trustee


National Lawyers Guild

Member


Education

Bowdoin College


Harvard Law School


Web References(40 Total References)


October | 2014 | Free Northerner

freenortherner.com [cached]

On June 9, 1954, day 30 of the hearings, Welch challenged Cohn to give McCarthy's list of 130 subversives in defense plants to the office of the FBI and the Department of Defense "before the sun goes down".[24] In response to Welch's challenge, McCarthy suggested that Welch should check on Fred Fisher, a young lawyer in Welch's own Boston law firm whom Welch planned to have on his staff for the hearings.
McCarthy then mentioned that Fisher had once belonged to the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), a group which Attorney General Brownell had called "the legal bulwark of the Communist Party". Welch then reprimanded McCarthy for his needless attack on Fisher, saying that "Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. McCarthy, accusing Welch of filibustering the hearing and baiting Cohn, dismissed Welch's dissertation and casually resumed his attack on Fisher, at which point Welch angrily cut him short: Fisher was relatively unscathed by the incident and went on to become a partner in Boston's prestigious Hale & Dorr law firm and organized its commercial law department. He also served as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and as chairman of many committees of the American and Boston bar associations. He was a former trustee of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and chairman of the Franklin N. Flaschner Foundation in Waban, Mass., while Welch's maneuvering helped to ruin McCarthy's life and career. Also interesting: Fisher was a part of the Signal Corps in WW2 and the whole hearing was about McCarthy investigating the Signal Corps. Posted in History, Reaction and tagged Communism, Fred Fisher, Joe McCarthy, National Lawyer's Guild, NeoReaction, Reaction History on


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McCarthy noted that Welch himself had a communist named Fred Fisher employed in his law firm.
"In view of Mr. Welch's request that the information be given," McCarthy said, Welch should know that Fisher had been a member of the National Lawyers Guild, considered a Communist Party front group. Fred Fisher is a young man who went to the Harvard Law School and came into my firm and is starting to what looks like to be a brilliant career with us.... Little did I dream you could be so reckless and so cruel as to do an injury to this lad. Interestingly, Welch himself had told the New York Times six weeks earlier that Fisher was a member of the National Lawyers Guild, a recognized front group for the Communist Party, so it was hardly a closely guarded secret. "In short," Herman wrote, "Welch's performance, like the entire Fred Fisher 'smear,' had been a sham." It certainly did not appear to "scar" the 33-year-old "lad," Fred Fisher. He went on to become a partner at Hale and Dorr, and in 1973-74, even served as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association. One might even make the case that the whole trumped-up episode was a career boost for Fisher. And just what is the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), of which Fisher was a member?


freenortherner.com

On June 9, 1954, day 30 of the hearings, Welch challenged Cohn to give McCarthy's list of 130 subversives in defense plants to the office of the FBI and the Department of Defense "before the sun goes down".[24] In response to Welch's challenge, McCarthy suggested that Welch should check on Fred Fisher, a young lawyer in Welch's own Boston law firm whom Welch planned to have on his staff for the hearings.
McCarthy then mentioned that Fisher had once belonged to the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), a group which Attorney General Brownell had called "the legal bulwark of the Communist Party". Welch then reprimanded McCarthy for his needless attack on Fisher, saying that "Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. McCarthy, accusing Welch of filibustering the hearing and baiting Cohn, dismissed Welch's dissertation and casually resumed his attack on Fisher, at which point Welch angrily cut him short: Fisher was relatively unscathed by the incident and went on to become a partner in Boston's prestigious Hale & Dorr law firm and organized its commercial law department. He also served as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and as chairman of many committees of the American and Boston bar associations. He was a former trustee of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and chairman of the Franklin N. Flaschner Foundation in Waban, Mass., while Welch's maneuvering helped to ruin McCarthy's life and career. Also interesting: Fisher was a part of the Signal Corps in WW2 and the whole hearing was about McCarthy investigating the Signal Corps. Posted in History, Reaction and tagged Communism, Fred Fisher, Joe McCarthy, National Lawyer's Guild, NeoReaction, Reaction History on


freenortherner.com

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McCarthy & Fisher On June 9, 1954, day 30 of the hearings, Welch challenged Cohn to give McCarthy's list of 130 subversives in defense plants to the office of the FBI and the Department of Defense "before the sun goes down".[24] In response to Welch's challenge, McCarthy suggested that Welch should check on Fred Fisher, a young lawyer in Welch's own Boston law firm whom Welch planned to have on his staff for the hearings. McCarthy then mentioned that Fisher had once belonged to the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), a group which Attorney General Brownell had called "the legal bulwark of the Communist Party". Welch then reprimanded McCarthy for his needless attack on Fisher, saying that "Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. McCarthy, accusing Welch of filibustering the hearing and baiting Cohn, dismissed Welch's dissertation and casually resumed his attack on Fisher, at which point Welch angrily cut him short: Fisher was relatively unscathed by the incident and went on to become a partner in Boston's prestigious Hale & Dorr law firm and organized its commercial law department. He also served as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and as chairman of many committees of the American and Boston bar associations. He was a former trustee of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and chairman of the Franklin N. Flaschner Foundation in Waban, Mass., while Welch's maneuvering helped to ruin McCarthy's life and career. Also interesting: Fisher was a part of the Signal Corps in WW2 and the whole hearing was about McCarthy investigating the Signal Corps. Posted in History, Reaction and tagged Communism, Fred Fisher, Joe McCarthy, National Lawyer's Guild, NeoReaction, Reaction History on


freenortherner.com

On June 9, 1954, day 30 of the hearings, Welch challenged Cohn to give McCarthy's list of 130 subversives in defense plants to the office of the FBI and the Department of Defense "before the sun goes down".[24] In response to Welch's challenge, McCarthy suggested that Welch should check on Fred Fisher, a young lawyer in Welch's own Boston law firm whom Welch planned to have on his staff for the hearings.
McCarthy then mentioned that Fisher had once belonged to the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), a group which Attorney General Brownell had called "the legal bulwark of the Communist Party". Welch then reprimanded McCarthy for his needless attack on Fisher, saying that "Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. McCarthy, accusing Welch of filibustering the hearing and baiting Cohn, dismissed Welch's dissertation and casually resumed his attack on Fisher, at which point Welch angrily cut him short: Fisher was relatively unscathed by the incident and went on to become a partner in Boston's prestigious Hale & Dorr law firm and organized its commercial law department. He also served as president of the Massachusetts Bar Association and as chairman of many committees of the American and Boston bar associations. He was a former trustee of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and chairman of the Franklin N. Flaschner Foundation in Waban, Mass., while Welch's maneuvering helped to ruin McCarthy's life and career. Also interesting: Fisher was a part of the Signal Corps in WW2 and the whole hearing was about McCarthy investigating the Signal Corps. Posted in History, Reaction and tagged Communism, Fred Fisher, Joe McCarthy, National Lawyer's Guild, NeoReaction, Reaction History on


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