350th anniversary of Rhode Island's "lively experiment" in religious freedom
Edwin Garvin Fischer, MD, was born July 26, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Newport where he is president of the Board of Directors of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, founded in 1747, the oldest continuous circulating library in America. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Semiretired, he is an Associate Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery) at Harvard Medical School and Neurosurgeon at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He is also president of the board of Friends of Dresden Music, a Rhode Island public foundation that promotes international cooperation through music. He is married to Angela Bayard Brown, a Rhode Islander and descendent of Chad Brown, an original settler of Providence. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.