Hubert Fisher

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Hubert F. Fisher
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1931
Preceded by Kenneth McKellar
Succeeded by E. H. Crump
Personal details
Born (1877-10-06)October 6, 1877
Milton, Florida, U.S.
Died June 16, 1941(1941-06-16) (aged 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Resting place Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Louise Sanford Fisher
Alma mater University of Mississippi, Princeton University
Hubert Fisher
Sport(s) Football
Playing career
c. 1901 Princeton
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1902–1903 Tennessee
1904 Nashville
Head coaching record
Overall 10–7

Hubert Frederick Fisher (October 6, 1877 – June 16, 1941) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 10th congressional district of Tennessee.


Fisher was born on October 6, 1877 in Milton, Florida in Santa Rosa County son of Frederick and Mary Anna (McCarter) Fisher. He attended the common schools and graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1898. Fisher also attended Princeton University, and was a star player on the 1901 football team. He served as the third head football coach at the University of Tennessee from 1902 to 1903, following J. A. Pierce, the initial occupant of the newly created position, and Pierce's successor, George Kelley, compiling a career record of 10–7. Like Kelley, he also played at Princeton University before coaching the Tennessee Volunteers.[1]


Fisher studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1904, and commenced practice in Memphis, Tennessee. He married Louise Sanford on November 6, 1909. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912. He was a member of the Tennessee Senate in 1913 and 1914. From 1914 to 1917, he was the United States district attorney for the western district of Tennessee.[2]

Elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses, Fisher served from March 4, 1917 to March 3, 1931,[3] but he was not a candidate for renomination in 1930. Due to deafness, he retired from legal and political activities and moved to Germantown, Tennessee, where he engaged in nursery pursuits.


Fisher died on June 16, 1941 (age 63 years, 253 days) while on a visit to New York City. He is interred at Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tennessee Volunteers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1902–1903)
1902 Tennessee 6–2 3–2 7th
1903 Tennessee 4–5 1–4 11th
Tennessee: 10–7 4–6
Nashville Garnet and Blue (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1904)
1904 Nashville 1–7–1 1–5–1 13th
Total: 11–14–1


  1. ^ McBride, R.M.; Robison, D.M.; Cornwell, I.J.; Tennessee Historical Commission; Tennessee State Library and Archives (1975). Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly: 1901-1931. Tennessee State Library and Archives. ISBN 9780874020083. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hubert Fisher". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hubert Fisher". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hubert Fisher". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kenneth McKellar
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
E. H. Crump