Sunday, 23rd of July 2017

Sunday, 23rd of July 2017




A tablet in remembrance of Hendrick Fisher was erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey at Kirkpatrick Chapel on the campus of Rutgers University (originally Queens College) in New Brunswick. The tablet, which was dedicated on October 15, 1916, the year of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the college, occupies the topmost position in a grouping of commemorative tablets on the rear interior-wall of the chapel.







Hendrick Fisher, born in the German province of Lower Palatinate, represented Somerset County in the Colonial Assembly and served as the President of the First Provincial Congress of New Jersey. He also secured, in 1766, the Royal Charter for Queens College from New Jersey's last colonial governor, William Franklin.