Paul A. Fisher

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Paul A. Fisher (March 12, 1921 - December 5, 2007[1]) was an American journalist and non-fiction author.

Fisher was born in Indianapolis on March 12, 1921. In 1943, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame and subsequently attended Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the American University in Washington, D.C. He served in the U. S. Army working for the OSS[2] during World War II in North Africa and Italy. He later served a Counterintelligence officer in the Korean War.[3]

He was a legislative assistant, for eight years to, U.S. Rep. James J. Delaney (D-N.Y.) in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He then briefly retired to Ireland returning to the United States to pursue a career as a journalist.[4]

He worked as a feature editor for Triumph Magazine and was the Washington bureau chief for Twin Circle Magazine. He also wrote for the National Catholic Register and The Wanderer. Some of his assignments included covering the Northern Ireland conflict and traveling with Pope John Paul II.[5]

Fisher researched and investigated the history of Freemasonry and wrote two books and numerous articles on the subject. Using the groups own books and publications he unravels a history of the secret organization.

His wife, Ruth Morey Fisher, died in 1989. He then married Irene Bock in 1994. Fisher was a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He suffered a stroke and died from complications on December 5, 2007.[6]


  • Behind the Lodge Door: Church, State & Freemasonry in America
  • Their God Is the Devil: Papal Encyclicals and Freemasonry


  1. The Washington Post, Obituaries, December 15, 2007
  2. OSS Society
  3. The Washington Post, Obituaries, December 15, 2007
  4. The Washington Post, Obituaries, December 15, 2007
  5. The Washington Post, Obituaries, December 15, 2007
  6. The Washington Post, Obituaries, December 15, 2007