Harry Barclay Fisher
Colonel, United States Army
a contemporary press report:
Harry Barclay Fisher, 86, a retired official of the CIA, where he was deputy director of communications and later director of personnel, died of cancer December 25, 2000 at his home in McLean, Virginia.
Mr. Fisher joined the CIA in 1949. On his retirement in 1973, he received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the agency's highest honor.
A native of New York City, he was a magna cum
laude graduate of New York University. During World War II, he served in
the Army as a cryptographer with the Army Security Agency. He remained
in the Reserves after the war and retired as a
Mr. Fisher began his CIA career in the Office
of Communications. He had assignments in London and Nicosia, Cyprus, where
he was chief of Middle East communications activities. In 1964, he oversaw
the evacuation of U.S. dependents from the island
After returning to Washington, Mr. Fisher was deputy director of communications until 1968, when he transferred to the Office of Personnel. He was director of personnel from 1971 until his retirement.
His wife, Eugenia Craft Fisher, died in 1990.
Survivors include four children, James C. Fisher
of Great Falls, Stephen S. Fisher and Robert S. Fisher, both of Vienna,
and Anne W. Fisher of Harrisonburg, Va., and six grandchildren.
On Monday, December 25, 2000, HARRY BARCLAY
FISHER, of McLean, VA. Beloved husband of the late Eugenia Craft Fisher
who preceded him in death in 1990. Loving father of James C. Fisher, of
Great Falls, VA, Stephen S. and Robert S. Fisher, of Vienna, VA, Anne W.
Fisher, of Harrisonburg, VA; grandfather of Adam B., Erin E. and Emily
A. Fisher, of Vienna, VA and Kelly W., J. Dustin and Eric A., of Great
Falls, VA. Funeral service will be held at Fort Myer Chapel at 9
a.m., on Wednesday, January 10, 2001, Interment Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 124 Park Street, SE, P.O. Box 699, Vienna, VA 22183, 703-777-8981