GARRISON, N.Y. -- Hamilton Fish, scion of the famed Garrison Fishes, has been tapped as publisher and editorial director of “The New Republic."
Ham Fish V, as he is also known, is publisher of “The Washington Spectator,” a nonprofit progressive publication, and former publisher of “The Nation,” a weekly magazine devoted to politics and culture.
According to a New York Times story, “New Republic” owner and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has sold the magazine to Win McCormack, who established the literary quarterly, “Tin House.”
Fish, an environmental advocate and documentary film producer, is the son of the late Republican congressman, Hamilton Fish IV, who represented New York’s 19th District.
Born in Washington, D.C., Fish V ran as a Democrat -- unsuccessfully -- for Congress in 1988 and 1994.
Among the films he produced is “Food Chains,” a 2014 documentary about farm workers, and “Memory of Justice,” which examines the legacy of the Holocaust.
A Harvard graduate, he also was managing director of the Human Rights Watch, according to his LinkedIn page
He and his wife, Sandra Harper, once ran an organic farm in upstate Hudson, where they grew heirloom produce and herbs.
He has been president of the Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library in Garrison for several decades and also serves on various environmentally oriented boards, such as Riverkeeper, which seeks to protect the Hudson River.
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