David Fisher (politician)

David Fisher ( born December 3, 1794 Somerset County, Pennsylvania, † May 7, 1886 in Ohio ) was an American politician of the United States Whig party. March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1849 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 2nd Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


David Fisher was born in Pennsylvania. In 1799 he moved with his parents to Point Pleasant. There he made ​​himself and was subsequently lay preacher newspaper editor. 1834 Fisher was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. In 1844, he competed unsuccessfully as governor of Ohio. In 1846 he was editor and proprietor of a newspaper in Wilmington.

In the elections for the House of Representatives in 1846, he was elected as representative of the second district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. In Congress, he had a seat next to John Quincy Adams. During a meeting on 23 February 1848 with his second stroke fell in Fishers arms and died. Fisher was not a candidate for re-election in 1848 and retired in 1849 again from the House. He moved to Cincinnati, where he again worked as an editor. 1849 and 1850 he was a town councilor in Cincinnati.

Fisher died in 1886 in the vicinity of Mount Holly in Ohio and was buried in the Wesleyan Cemetery in Cincinnati.