- Category : Politics-Heads-of-state
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Spirit 2
Australian Prime Minister three times, from 1908-1909, again from 1910-1913 and the last time from 1914-1915, the sixth, eighth and tenth Prime Minister.
Fisher was the second of seven children, and he worked in the mines of Scotland beginning at age 10. Even then his political leanings were obvious. He organized a cooperative store, and at age 17, he was elected secretary of the local branch of the Ayrshire Miners' Union. Emigrating from Scotland in his 20s (in 1885), he was elected president of the Gympie branch of the Amalgamated Miners' Association in 1891, and was a founding member of the Queensland Labor Party.
His public political life began in 1893 as the Member for Gympie in the Queensland Legislative Assembly, a post he held until 1896 and again from 1899-1901. In 1901 he entered federal politics as the Member for Wide Bay (Queensland). He served in the post of Minister for Trade and Customs during the first federal Labor government, . Fisher became Deputy Leader of the Labor Party in August 1905 and then became party leader in October 1907.
Fisher continued to serve the federal government after his last term as Prime Minister. Leaving federal parliament. In January 1916 he was appointed High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, until January 1921 and lived in Britain until his death.
Fisher married Margaret Irvine in December 1901 and together they had six children.
In his final years, Fisher gradually succumbed to the effects of dementia, such that he would ultimately lose the ability to even sign his own name. He caught a severe bout of influenza in September 1928 and died a month later, at 9 AM on 22 October 1928, aged 66, at South Hill Park, London, England.