Dr. Allan J. Fisher, 74, professor emeritus of business and management at the University of Maryland, where he taught until earlier this year, and a former adviser on international finance for the Treasury Department, died of cancer Sunday at the home of his niece, Wilhelminia Wilson, in York, Pa.
Dr. Fisher, who was born in Camden, N.J., lived in Adelphi before moving to York about six months ago.
He graduated from the Wharton School of Finance in Philadelphia and then taught at the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Pittsburgh. He earned a doctorate in economics at Pittsburgh in 1937.
From the late 1930s until 1951, when he was named a professor at Maryland's College of Business and Management, Dr. Fisher taught at American University and the Graduate School of the Department of Agriculture. He also taught at Maryland for part of that time.
In 1968, Dr. Fisher retired from Maryland and was named a professor emeritus. He was recalled almost immediately and taught finance at the College of Business and Management until earlier this year, when he retired for reasons of health.
During his more than 50 years as an educator, Dr. Fisher also was a government consultant and adviser. Among other positions, he served as a senior economics analyst on international finance and as a civilian finance specialist for the Treasury Department during and after World War II. He was a senior policy analyst and secretary of the Treasury Department's National Advisory Council Staff Committee from 1968 to 1973.
Dr. Fisher was the author of several publications in his field and the recipient of a number of awards, including the 1928 Robert L. Merrick Award and the Treasury Department's Albert Gallatin Award in 1973.
He was a longtime member of University United Methodist Church in College Park.
His wife was the late Roanna Pickering Fisher.
He leaves no immediate survivors.