FISHER, David, (1794 - 1886)


FISHER, David, a Representative from Ohio; born in Somerset County, Pa., December 3, 1794; moved with his parents to Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio, in 1799; pursued preparatory studies; was a lay preacher and newspaper contributor; member of the State house of representatives in 1834; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1844; editor and proprietor of a newspaper in Wilmington, Ohio, in 1846; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); 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; returned to Cincinnati, Ohio; city magistrate in 1849 and 1850; resumed newspaper activities; died near Mount Holly, Ohio, May 7, 1886; interment in Wesleyan Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.