2047. Stuyvesant Fish, 1851-, son of (791) Hon. Hamilton and Julia Kearn Fish, is a graduate of Columbia College. In October, 1871, he became a clerk in the New York office of the Illinois Central Railroad, and from 1872 to 1873 was secretary to the president of that railroad. In 1876 he was made a director of same road and also treasurer and purchasing agent for the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern R. R. In 1877 he became secretary, and in 1882 vice-president of the Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans R. R. In 1883 he was chosen 2d vice-president, in 1884, vice-president, and in 1887 president of the Illinois Central R. R. In this last mentioned position, which he held for 20 years, he displayed such executive and financial ability as to win for himself, in the estimation of many, the very first rank among railroad presidents of America.