Frederick Fison

Sir Frederick William Fison, 1st Baronet (4 December 1847 – 20 December 1927)[1] was an English mill-owner and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1895 to 1906.

Fison was born at Bradford, the son of William Fison a manufacturer and his wife Fanny Whitaker. He was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford. He was a spinner and manufacturer and became a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) and Deputy Lieutenant.[2]

At the 1885 general election, Fison stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in Otley[3] and he was unsuccessful again in Buckrose in 1892. He finally entered the Commons at the 1895 general election, when he was elected as Member of Parliament for Doncaster,[4] holding that seat until his defeat at the 1906 general election.[4] He was created a baronet on 27 July 1905.[5]

Fison died at the age of 80.

Fison married Isabella Crossley, daughter of Joseph Crossley, on 23 April 1872.[2] Their son William Fison was an Olympic rower.

Coat of arms of Frederick Fison
A demi heraldic tiger rampant Or collared Gules holding between the paws and escutcheon Argent charged with a battle-axe Sable.
Per fess Azure and Ermine in chief three battle-axes erect Or and in base an heraldic tiger passant of the third.
Deo Confide [6]


  1. "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with D, part 2". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
  2. the
  3. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 442. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  4. Craig, op. cit., page 434
  5. "No. 27818". The London Gazette. 18 July 1905. p. 4981.
  6. Burke's Peerage. 1959.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles James Fleming
Member of Parliament for Doncaster
Succeeded by
Charles Norris Nicholson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Greenholme in Burley-in-Wharfedale)
1905– 1927
Succeeded by
Francis Geoffrey Fison
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