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Fishwick, John Palmer, 1916-2010



  • Existence: 1916 - 2010

Biographical Note

John Palmer Fishwich was born in Roanoke, Virginia, in 1916. He graduated from Roanoke College and Harvard Law School. After several years in a private law firm and then in the military, he went to work for Norfolk and Western in 1945. Duriig his long career with the railroad company, he spent a ten year term as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company from 1970-1980. He retired in 1981, but not before aiding in talks that led to the merger and formation of the Norfolk Southern Corporation. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Fishwick died in Roanoke in August 2010 at the age of 93.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Palmer Fishwick Papers

Identifier: Ms-1987-053

The papers include speeches; testimonies for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and other federal committees; minutes; memoranda; Legislation-status reports; and reports and other materials from the Organization of American Railroads created or collected by John Palmer Fishwick. Materials date from 1971-1981.

Dates: 1971 - 1981