John W. Fishburne
John Wood Fishburne (March 8, 1868 – June 24, 1937) was a Virginia Congressman and cousin to Congressmen Fontaine Maury Maverick and James Luther Slayden of Texas. The three men are related to the oceanographer, Matthew Fontaine Maury of Virginia.
John W. Fishburne
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 7th district
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
|Preceded by||Jacob A. Garber|
|Succeeded by||A. Willis Robertson|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Albemarle and Charlottesville|
December 4, 1895 – December 1, 1897
Serving with William H. Boaz
|Preceded by||John S. Harris|
|Succeeded by||William R. Duke|
|Born||March 8, 1868|
|Died||June 24, 1937 (aged 69)|
Ivy Depot, Virginia
|Alma mater||Washington and Lee University|
University of Virginia
He taught at the Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Virginia, in 1886 and 1887. Fishburne graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1890; was admitted to the bar the same year; and commenced practice in Charlottesville.
He was also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1895–1897; member of the Virginia State Library Board in 1904–1913; appointed judge of the eighth judicial circuit in 1913; subsequently elected by the legislature and served from 1913 until his resignation in 1930. Fishburne was elected as a Democrat to the 72nd United States Congress (March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1932 and resumed the practice of law.
In 1930 Fishburne was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 58.37% of the vote, defeating Republican Jacob A. Garber.
- United States Congress. "John W. Fishburne (id: F000143)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Jacob A. Garber
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 7th congressional district
A. Willis Robertson after district re-established in 1935