Bob Fiske was born in 1930 in New York City and grew up in Darien. He graduated from the Pomfret School in 1948, where he played football, hockey and baseball. He received a B.A. degree from Yale in 1952 and played hockey and lacrosse. In 1955, he received a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan and was a member of the Law Review. In 1955, he joined Davis, Polk & Wardwell as a litigator and remained in private practice with the firm for his entire career. In public service from 1957 to 1980, he was assistant U.S. attorney and U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 1994, he was named independent counsel for the Whitewater investigation. Bob and his wife Janet live in Darien and have three children and five grandchildren. He is a member of Noroton Yacht Club, Wee Burn Country Club and the Century Association. He enjoys tennis, sailing, cross-country skiing, music and reading.