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David Fisher (December 3, 1794 – May 7, 1886) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

David Fisher
David Fisher (Clinton County).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded byFrancis A. Cunningham
Succeeded byLewis D. Campbell
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Clermont, Brown and Clinton Counties district
In office
December 5, 1842 – December 3, 1843
Serving with Thomas Ross, Moses Rees, John D. White
Preceded byStephen Evans, Reader W. Clarke, Gideon Dunham
Succeeded byWilliam Roudebush, James F. Sargeant, John D. White
In office
1834
Personal details
Born(1794-12-03)December 3, 1794
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 7, 1886(1886-05-07) (aged 91)
Mount Holly, Ohio
Resting placeWesleyan Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Political partyWhig

BiographyEdit

David Fisher was born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and moved with his parents to Point Pleasant, Ohio in 1799.

He pursued preparatory studies and became a lay preacher and newspaper contributor. Fisher served as member of the State house of representatives in 1834 and later was an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1844. In 1846 he was editor and proprietor of a newspaper in Wilmington, Ohio.

Fisher was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849) and was not a candidate for renomination in 1848. While in Congress he occupied a seat next to John Quincy Adams, who fell into his arms when stricken with paralysis. Fisher returned to Cincinnati, Ohio where he resumed newspaper activities and was city magistrate in 1849 and 1850.

He died near Mount Holly, Ohio, May 7, 1886 and is interred in Wesleyan Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "David Fisher (id: F000145)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Francis A. Cunningham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 1st congressional district

1847-1849
Succeeded by
Lewis D. Campbell