Alexander Fisher was born in Buffalo, N. Y., on the 14th of May, 1849, his parents being John Fisher and Margaret Cortelyou. His ancestors came to this country from England. He was educated in the public schools of Buffalo and spent his early life as a traveling salesman. In this capacity he gained a wide practical experience. He is now private secretary to Henry Dalley, of New York City.
In 1862 Mr. Fisher became a resident of Closter, Bergen County, N. J., where he has since remained. As a citizen he is thoroughly identified with public affairs, liberal in promoting every worthy object, and prominent in the community. He is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, public spirited and progressive, patriotic and enterprising, and highly esteemed and respected. He married Mrs. H. R. Downs (nee Du Bois).
Source: Harvey, Cornelius Burnham, Editor; Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, New York: The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900.