Fish, Stuyvesant (stĪˈvəsənt) [key], 1851–1923, American railroad executive, b. New York City; son of Hamilton Fish (1808–93). He became (1877) a director of the Illinois Central RR, and as its president (1887–1907) he built the railroad into a large system. Fish was ousted from the presidency by E. H. Harriman after Fish's participation in the state committee that investigated (1906) the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Business Leaders