FISHER, Hubert Frederick, (1877 - 1941)


FISHER, Hubert Frederick, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Milton, Santa Rosa County, Fla., October 6, 1877; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1898; took a postgraduate course at Princeton University in 1900 and 1901; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Memphis, Tenn.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912; member of the State senate in 1913 and 1914; United States attorney for the western district of Tennessee 1914-1917; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; due to deafness retired from active legal and political activities and moved to Germantown, Tenn., where he engaged in nursery pursuits; died June 16, 1941, while on a visit in New York City; interment in Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.