Hubert Fisher

Hubert Frederick Fisher ( born October 6, 1877 in Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida; † 16 June 1941 in New York City ) was an American politician. Between 1917 and 1931 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Hubert Fisher attended the common schools and then studied until 1898 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Until 1901 he continued his studies at Princeton University. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1904 admitted to the bar he began in Memphis (Tennessee ) to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

1912 Fisher delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, was nominated at the Woodrow Wilson as a presidential candidate. In the years 1913 and 1914 he sat in the Senate from Tennessee. Between 1914 and 1917 Fisher was United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1916, he was in the tenth constituency of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the exchanged in the Senate Kenneth McKellar on March 4, 1917. After six re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1931 seven legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. In the years 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were adopted.

In 1930 Hubert Fisher gave up another candidacy. Due to an onset of deafness, he had to give up his profession as a lawyer. He moved to German Town in Tennessee, where he worked as a gardener. He died on June 16, 1941 during a visit to New York.