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Horatio Gates FISHER

(1838-1890)

FISHER, Horatio Gates, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pa., April 21, 1838; attended public and private schools; was graduated from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., in July 1855; engaged in mining, shipping, and the wholesale coal business; member of the borough council 1862-1865; auditor of Huntingdon County 1865-1868; burgess of the borough of Huntingdon 1874-1876; member of the State senate 1876-1879; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Forty-seventh Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination; resumed his former business pursuits; appointed by Governor Beaver a member of the board of managers of Huntingdon Reformatory in 1888; died in Punxsutawney, Pa., May 8, 1890; interment in River View Cemetery, Huntingdon, Pa.

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

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