The Info List - Dean E. Fischer

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DEAN E. FISCHER (born c. 1936) was a United States
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
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
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.
Washington, D.C.

Fischer became the spokesman of the United States
United States
Department of State in early 1981, and shortly thereafter President of the United States Ronald Reagan
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
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


Preceded by William J. Dyess
William J. Dyess
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS August 7, 1981 – August 19, 1982 Succeeded by Robert Jo