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Horatio Gates Fisher
Birth: Apr. 21, 1838
Huntingdon
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 8, 1890
Punxsutawney
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman. Elected as a Republican to represent Pennsylvania's 18th District in the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses, he served from 1879 to 1883. Fisher graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1855 and for the most of his life was engaged in the mining, shipping and wholesale of coal in his native Huntingdon. He was a member of the Huntingdon Borough Council (1862 to 1865), Auditor of Huntingdon County (1865 to 1868), Borough Burgess of Hungtingdon (1874 to 1876), and a member of the State Senate (1876 to 1879) before taking his seat in the US House. During his second Congressional term he was Chairman of the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures. Fisher declined to run for reelection in 1882 and returned to his business interests. In 1888 Governor Beaver appointed him a member of the managing board of the Huntingdon Reformatory. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Foley Gwin Fisher (1840 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  James Gwin Fisher (1862 - 1865)*
  Stacy Barcroft Fisher (1864 - 1865)*
  Anna Fisher (1866 - 1953)*
  Rachel Patton Fisher (1869 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Huntingdon
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 29, 2005
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Horatio Gates Fisher
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