In the latest Who's Who, searchers may read that the Congressman from the 26th district of New York State is Hamilton Fish, born 1849, son of President Grant's famed Secretary of State. It is a mistake. It is also a joke, for the mistake has persisted in Who's Who for two editions.

Washington reporters laugh at it. They say it has point, that the thing about the Fish family is that its generations are close to one another.

Last week the man who is Congressman—Hamilton Fish Jr., born 1888—talked in terms of generations: "When this...

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