Andrew Fisher

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Fisher, Andrew


Born Aug. 29, 1862, near Kilmarnock, Scotland; died Oct. 22, 1928, in London. Australian state figure.

Fisher emigrated to Australia in 1885. He became involved in the trade union movement and in 1901 was elected to Parliament. From April to August 1904 he was minister for trade and customs in the first Labour government of Australia. Fisher became the leader of the Labour Party in 1907 and was prime minister from 1908 to 1909, from 1910 to 1913, and in 1914–15. He favored a strong British Empire. From 1916 to 1921, Fisher was Australian high commissioner in London.

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CONTACT: Andrew Fisher for United Therapeutics Corporation, +1-202-483-7000, Afisher@unither.
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Gordon Pell, a director at Royal Bank of Scotland, is taking over as chief executive from Andrew Fisher, who's off to work for private equity firm The Carlyle Group.
Andrew Fisher of the CA says: "We have concerns that the Argos and GUS merger would be bad for consumers.
Andrew Fisher, prosecuting, said the men began their spree at an Iceland Store in Sutton Coldfield, where Duncan threatened a shop assistant with a kitchen knife before making off with pounds 350.
Andrew Fisher, defending, said Ennis had tried every lawful means to stop the noise problem.