Adrian S. Fisher

Adrian S. Fisher

Adrian Sanford Fisher (January 21, 1914 – March 18, 1983) was an American lawyer and federal public servant, who served from the late 1930s through the early 1980s. He was associated with the Department of War and Department of State throughout his professional career. He participated in the U.S. government's decision to carry out Japanese-American internment and the international (1945–46) Nuremberg trial, and in State Department Cold War activities during the Harry S. Truman administration. He was the State Department Legal Adviser under Secretary of State Dean Acheson. During the John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter administrations, Fisher was directly involved in the negotiations of international nuclear testing and non-proliferation agreements.

Read more about Adrian S. Fisher:  Early Life and Early Government Career, World War II Government and Military Service, Return To Washington, D.C. and Service With Dean Acheson, Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament Activities, Return To Private Law Practice and Academics, U.S. Disarmament Representative, Return To Academics

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