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George Purnell Fisher

George Purnell Fisher, American congressman, jurist. member United States House of Representatives from Delaware, 37th Congress, 1861-1863.

Background

  • Fisher, George Purnell was born on October 13, 1817 in Milford, Delaware, United States. Son of Thomas and Nancy (Owens) Fisher.

  • Education

    • Attended St. Mary’s College, Baltimore, 1834. Graduate Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1838.

    Career

    • Admitted to Delaware bar, 1841. Clerk Delaware House of Representatives, 1844. Secretary State of Delaware, 1846-1847, attorney general, 1855-1860.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Delaware, 37th Congress, 1861-1863. Judge Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, 1863-1870. United State Attorneys, District of Columbia, 1870-1875.

      1st auditor United States Treasury, 1889-1893.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Delaware, 37th Congress, 1861-1863.

    Connections

    • Married Eliza McColley, 1840.
    • father: Thomas Fisher
    • mother: Nancy (Owens) Fisher
    • spouse: Eliza McColley
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    Born October 13, 1817
    Died February 10, 1899
    (aged 81)
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