Richard Fisher, a former chairman of the Morgan Stanley investment bank, died Dec. 16 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, of complications from cancer. He was 68. Fisher and his ex-wife Emily endowed the Colleges' Fisher Center with a $1 million gift, and their son Alexander graduated from Hobart College in 1993.
Fisher was chairman of Morgan Stanley, which now has 51,000 employees in 600 offices around the world, for the six years ended in 1997. Before that, he was president for seven years, according to his obituary in the New York Times. At his death, Mr. Fisher was chairman of the boards of Bard, Rockefeller University and the Urban Institute and chairman of the endowment trust of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Fisher graduated from Princeton in 1957 and from the Harvard Business School in 1962.
His obituary was also published in the Los Angeles Times.