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FISHER, Samuel Reed, clergyman, born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, 2 June 1810; died in Tiffin, Ohio, 5 June 1881. Hewas graduated at Jefferson College in 1834, licensed to preach in 1836 by the synod of the Reformed Church, and in 1840, after preaching four years at Emmettsburg, Maryland, became connected with the publication office of the Reformed Church, which had just been established at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania During the same year he became associated with the Rev. Dr, Schneck in the editorship of the "Reformed Church Messenger," and was chosen stated clerk of the Church. From 1845 he had the special management of the publication interests of the Church, was most of the time sole editor of the "Messenger," and held the office of stated clerk until his death. Besides several sermons preached on special occasions, Dr. Fisher prepared and published the following works: "Exercises on the Heidelberg Catechism " (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1844);"Heidelberg Catechism Simplifled" (1850); "The Rum Plague," a temperance story, translated from the German of Zschokhe (New York, 1853); and "The Family Assistant" (1855). His death occurred while he was in attendance at the general synod of the Church.
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