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.
At the 1885 general election, Fison stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in Otley 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, holding that seat until his defeat at the 1906 general election. He was created a baronet on 27 July 1905.
Fison died at the age of 80.
Fison married Isabella Crossley, daughter of Joseph Crossley, on 23 April 1872. Their son William Fison was an Olympic rower.
- "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with D, part 2". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 14 January 2010.
- the Peerage.com
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 442. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Craig, op. cit., page 434
- "No. 27818". The London Gazette. 18 July 1905. p. 4981.
- Burke's Peerage. 1959.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Frederick Fison
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Charles James Fleming
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Charles Norris Nicholson
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Francis Geoffrey Fison