FISHER, Ovie Clark, a Representative from Texas; born near Junction, Kimble County,
Tex., November 22, 1903; attended the public schools at Junction, Tex., the
University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Texas at Austin; LL.B,
J.D., Baylor University Law School, Waco, Tex., 1929; was admitted to the bar
the same year and commenced practice in San Angelo Tex.; engaged in ranching
business; author; county attorney of Tom Green County, Tex., 1931-1935; member
of the State house of representatives 1935-1937; district attorney, fifty-first
judicial district, 1937-1943; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and
to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his
resignation December 31, 1974; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3
(Seventy-ninth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the
Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of San Angelo, Tex., until his death on
December 9, 1994; interment in Junction Cemetery, Junction, Tex.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: O. C. Fisher, Democratic Representative from
Texas. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.