David Fisher (politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
|Preceded by||Francis A. Cunningham|
|Succeeded by||Lewis D. Campbell|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Clermont, Brown and Clinton Counties district
December 5, 1842 – December 3, 1843
Serving with Thomas Ross, Moses Rees, John D. White
|Preceded by||Stephen Evans, Reader W. Clarke, Gideon Dunham|
|Succeeded by||William Roudebush, James F. Sargeant, John D. White|
December 3, 1794|
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
|Died||May 7, 1886
Mount Holly, Ohio
|Resting place||Wesleyan Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio|
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.
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