DEAN E. FISCHER (born c. 1936) was a
United States journalist with
Time who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
from 1981 to 1982.
Dean E. Fisher was educated at
Monmouth College , graduating with a
B.A. in 1958. During his time in college, he played college football
for the Monmouth Fighting Scots as a halfback . He was inducted into
the Fighting Scots Hall of Fame in 1988. After graduating from
Monmouth College in 1958, Fischer spent a year studying at the
University of Calcutta
University of Calcutta , and then attended graduate school at the
University of Chicago
University of Chicago , receiving an M.A. in 1960.
In 1960, Fischer became a reporter for
The Des Moines Register
The Des Moines Register . He
worked there until 1964 when he became a correspondent for Time . He
would go on to hold several positions at Time from 1964 to 1981,
including becoming news editor of its
Washington, D.C. bureau.
Fischer became the spokesman of the
United States Department of State
in early 1981, and shortly thereafter President of the United States
Ronald Reagan nominated him to be Assistant Secretary of State for
Public Affairs . Fischer held this office from August 7, 1981, until
August 19, 1982.
After his time at the State Department, Fischer returned to Time. He
was still working at Time as of 1997.
* ^ A B "
Monmouth College - Hall of Fame". www.monmouthscots.com.
Monmouth Scots. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
* ^ A B C D E Ronald Reagan: Nomination of
Dean E. Fischer To Be an
Assistant Secretary of State, June 4, 1981 Retrieved October 18, 2015
* ^ Dean Fischer, "The Middle East: A Diplomat Gets a Dressing
Down", Time, June 16, 1997 Retrieved October 18, 2015
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William J. Dyess ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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