Charles Fisher (congressman)

Charles Fisher ( * October 20, 1789 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; † May 7, 1849 in Hillsboro, Mississippi ) was an American politician. Between 1819 and 1821, and again from 1839 to 1841, he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Fisher was privately tutored in Raleigh. After a later law school, he was admitted to the bar; he has this profession but not exercised. Politically, Fisher joined the Democratic- Republican Party. In 1818 he moved into the Senate of North Carolina. After the death of MP George Mumford Fisher was at the due election for the tenth seat of North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 11 February 1819. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1821 in Congress. In 1820 he gave up another candidacy.

Between 1821 and 1836 Fisher sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina, which he was president he was in the years 1831 and 1832. After the dissolution of his party in the 1820s he joined, founded by future President Andrew Jackson 1828 Democratic Party. In 1835 he was a member of a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of North Carolina. In the congressional elections of 1838, Fisher was elected again in the tenth district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he replaced Abraham Rencher on March 4, 1839. Since he did not run in 1840, he could spend just one more term in Congress until March 3, 1841.

After his final retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, Charles Fisher withdrew from politics. He died on May 7, 1849 during a visit to Mississippi.