Fish led a fascinating and exciting life, which began
in Bedford, Indiana in 1875. He moved to Spring Garden
with his family when he was seven years old. Bert Fish
received two degrees from John B. Stetson University,
the first one in 1895 from the Academic Department.
He then thought school for a couple of years before
becoming Principal of DeLand High School. In 1901 he
was elected County Superintendent of Schools.
also graduated in 1902 with a Law Degree from John B.
Stetson University. When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected
President he appointed Bert Fish, Ambassador to Egypt
where he served until the beginning of World War II.
While in Egypt he became very close friends to the King
of Saudi Arabia. This friendship resulted in United
States oil Companies being offered the right to drill
for oil in Saudi Arabia.
Nothing is too difficult for mortals to attempt.
No work too high for man's audacious force.