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Frederick G. Fisher Jr.

Wrong Frederick G. Fisher Jr.?
 
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  • Harvard Law School
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McCarthy noted that Welch himself ...
www.thenewamerican.com, 5 May 2015 [cached]
McCarthy noted that Welch himself had a communist named Fred Fisher employed in his law firm.
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"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.
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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.
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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.
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"In short," Herman wrote, "Welch's performance, like the entire Fred Fisher 'smear,' had been a sham."
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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?
AIM Report: Looney Clooney Smears Senator McCarthy - January A - Accuracy In Media
www.americandaily.com, 19 Jan 2006 [cached]
The movie focuses on the scene showing Welch sobbing and urging that McCarthy not "assassinate this lad [Fisher] further."
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What Clooney's movie leaves out is that Welch himself had outed Fisher six weeks earlier.
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"In the New York Times there was a big picture of Fred Fisher [with Welch saying] he had relieved him of the [Army/McCarthy] investigations because he [admitted] he had been a member of the National Lawyers Guild when Welch confronted him."
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Fred Fisher became a partner in a prestigious Boston law firm and president of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
On the day McCarthy died-May 2, 1957- radio commentator Fulton Lewis, Jr. declared he had "never seen such a shocking exhibition of distorted reporting and reportorial untruth as I witnessed throughout the coverage of the Army-McCarthy hearings."
On June 9, 1954, day 30 ...
freenortherner.com, 24 Oct 2014 [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.
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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".
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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.
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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:
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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.
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Also interesting: Fisher was a part of the Signal Corps in WW2 and the whole hearing was about McCarthy investigating the Signal Corps.
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Posted in History, Reaction and tagged Communism, Fred Fisher, Joe McCarthy, National Lawyer's Guild, NeoReaction, Reaction History on
Conference on Consumer Finance Law > Fisher Program
www.ccflonline.org, 24 Sept 2014 [cached]
Frederick Fisher
Frederick Fisher gained international fame as a young associate at Hale & Dorr L.L.P in Boston when his name was unjustly besmirched by Senator Joe McCarthy in the first nationally televised hearings by a congressional committee.
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It was this attack that triggered the famous "Have you no shame, sir" speech in defense of Fred by Hale and Dorr partner, Joe Welch, who was representing the United States Army in the hearings.
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Fisher spent his entire professional career at Hale & Dorr where one of early mentors was his senior partner, Reginald Heber Smith, the father of Legal Aid.
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Fred was a member and officer of the Governing Committee of the Conference for many years and was Chairman of the Conference at the time of his sudden death in the late 1980s. His warm and colorful personality made him much loved by the members of the Governing Committee.
Tag Archives: Fred ...
freenortherner.com [cached]
Tag Archives: Fred Fisher
McCarthy & Fisher
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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:
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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.
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Also interesting: Fisher was a part of the Signal Corps in WW2 and the whole hearing was about McCarthy investigating the Signal Corps.
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Posted in History, Reaction and tagged Communism, Fred Fisher, Joe McCarthy, National Lawyer's Guild, NeoReaction, Reaction History on
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