Harry Barclay Fisher – Colonel, United States Army

From 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
colonel in the early 1970s.

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
when hostilities broke out between its Greek and Turkish communities.

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

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