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FISHER, Alexander Metealf, educator, born in Franklin, Massachusetts, in 1794; died 22 April 1822. He was graduated at Yale in 1813, spent one year in the Divinity School, and was a tutor in the College from 1815 till 1817, when he became professor of mathematics, natural philosophy, and astronomy. This chair he held until his death by drowning in the shipwreck of the "Albion" off the Irish coast. He contributed papers on mathematics and physics to Silliman's "Journal of Science."
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