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Dr. George J. Fisher

Born: April 2, 1871 in Cincinnati, Ohio (United States)

Died: 1960 in New York, New York (United States)

Enshrined: 1991

Country: USA

Category: Official


Biography (Current at time of Induction)

Dr. George J. Fisher is the founder and first president of the United States Volleyball Association.

He stood as president of the USVBA from 1928 to 1952.

Fisher also served as the first editor of the Volleyball Guide from 1917 to 1947 and was the editor of the Volleyball Rules Guide for the Army and Navy during World War I.

He was president of the YMCA's Physical Directors Society from 1904 to 1919. He was awarded the USVBA's Leader in Volleyball Award in 1946 and was awarded the Morgan Plaque by the USVBA at Springfield College in 1951.

Fisher served as Deputy Chief Scout Executive from 1919 to 1943, and National Scout Commissioner from 1943 to 1960.


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