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Ovie Clark FISHER

(1903-1994)

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.

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

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