William Weston Fisher, Jr. ’54

William Weston Fisher, Jr. ’54 died on December 1, 2005, in North Franklin, Connecticut.

Born on February 28, 1932, in Hartford, CT, he prepared for college at the Kingswood School in West Hartford and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1954, he served in the U.S. Navy for two years and then did graduate work at Yale University, from which he received a master of arts degree in 1958. He then studied for two years at the University of Michigan Law School, and received a doctor of jurisprudence degree in 1960. He was an associate with Robinson & Cole in Hartford for two years and then joined The Travelers Insurance Company, where he became the head counsel in 1971. He spent a decade, from 1975 to 1985, as chair of Small Craft, Inc., designing and building rowing shells with his co-owner and son, Jonathan Fisher ’78. In 1985, he returned to the practice of law, specializing in criminal defense. He served as town attorney for Granby, CT, and as chair of the Granby Chapter of the American Red Cross, was a member of the Granby Tennis Club, and served as commodore of the Groton (CT) Long Point Yacht Club. Surviving are his wife, Louise Hopkins Fisher, whom he married in 1952; two sons, William W. Fisher III of Lexington, MA, and Jonathan H. Fisher ’78 of Glastonbury, CT; a daughter, Sarah F. Spencer of Stonington, CT; a sister, Betsy F. Amador of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; and four grandchildren.