George Clyde Fisher was born on May 22, 1878 near Sidney, Ohio. He obtained an A.B. from Miami in 1905 and a Ph.D. in botany from Johns Hopkins in 1913. He was later conferred an LL.D. from Miami in 1926. He became Principal of Palmer College Academy from 1907-1909 and acting President from 1909-1910. He also served as an instructor at Cornell, the University of Florida and the University of Tennessee before joining the staff at the American Museum of Natural History in 1913. In 1928 he became the Curator of the Department of Education and in 1935 was named the Head of the Hayden Planetarium. Later, in 1941, became the Honorary Curator. In 1905, he married Bessie Wiley and had three daughters, but they eventually divorced.Dr. Fisher had a great interest in the languages and customs of North American Indians, making several trips to the American Southwest. He also visited Arctic Lapland twice. His interest in Native American culture led him to meet his future wife, a Chickasaw Indiana Princess Te Ata. They married in 1933. Dr. Fisher was a member of several professional organizations including: the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Astronomical Society, the Association of Variable Star Observers, the Society of Research in Meteorites, the Amateur Astronomers' Association, the Nature Study Society, the Torrey Botany Club, and the Explorers Club. He was also a fellow of the New York Academy, the New York Zoological Society, and the Linnaean Society in New York, and was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1932. He passed away on January 7, 1949.