Joseph Jefferson Fisher

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Joseph Jefferson Fisher (April 16, 1910 – June 19, 2000) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Bland Lake, Texas, Fisher received an LL.B. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1936. He was a county attorney of San Augustine County, Texas from 1937 to 1939, and then a district attorney of First Judicial District of Texas from 1939 to 1946. He was in private practice in Jasper, Texas from 1946 to 1957. He was a judge on the First Judicial District of Texas from 1957 to 1959.

On September 7, 1959, Fisher was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas vacated by Lamar Cecil. Fisher was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 9, 1959, and received his commission on September 10, 1959. He served as chief judge from 1967 to 1980. He assumed senior status on January 30, 1984 and served in that capacity until his death, in Beaumont, Texas.

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