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Spencer Oliver FISHER


FISHER, Spencer Oliver, a Representative from Michigan; born in Camden, Hillsdale County, Mich., February 3, 1843; attended the public schools and Albion and Hillsdale Colleges in Michigan; engaged in lumbering and banking in West Bay City, Mich.; mayor of West Bay City 1881-1884; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; resumed his former business pursuits in Bay City, Mich., where he died June 1, 1919; interment in Elmlawn Cemetery.

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

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