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Charles FISHER

(1789-1849)

FISHER, Charles, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Salisbury, Rowan County, N.C., October 20, 1789; educated by private tutors in Raleigh, N.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar but did not practice to any extent; member of the State senate in 1818; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George Mumford; reelected to the Sixteenth Congress and served from February 11, 1819, to March 3, 1821; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1820; member of the State house of commons 1821-1836 and served as speaker in 1831 and 1832; member of the State constitutional convention in 1835; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); was not a candidate for renomination in 1840; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; died in Hillsboro, Miss., while on a visit, May 7, 1849.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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