As an undergraduate at Washington and Lee University, J. Carl Fisher took his meals at a Lexington boarding house, often in the company of Rupert Nelson Latture. Both young men were associated with the YMCA, served on the college’s Student Board Executive Committee, and participated in the Graham-Lee Literary Society. They both also attended the Lexington Presbyterian Church. Additionally, as an undergraduate, Fisher was the business manager of Southern Collegian, W&L’s student literary magazine. His other involvements on campus included being a leader in social and speech activities. Fisher was also an exceptional science student and served as a student instructor in physics. He is credited with developing the first radio station at W&L.
Fisher was the first executive secretary of the Omicron Delta Kappa Society. He served in this role from 1914-16, and again from 1920-24.
Professionally, he was an illumination engineer in Baltimore, Maryland.
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