Fisher, David

Born: 1794-12-03 Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Died: 1886-05-07 Clermont County, Ohio

Fisher moved with his parents to Point Pleasant, Ohio in 1799, where he pursued preparatory studies. He served as a lay preacher and newspaper contributor. Fisher won election to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1834. He ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor of Ohio in 1844. He served as editor and proprietor of a newspaper in Wilmington in 1846. Fisher won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1847 to 1849, alongside Abraham Lincoln. He occupied a seat next to John Quincy Adams and caught Adams when he was stricken with paralysis. After his term in Congress, Fisher moved to Cincinnati, where he served as city magistrate from 1849 to 1850, and resumed his newspaper activities.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 1031; Gravestone, Wesleyan Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.