Charles Fisher Edit Profile
Born near Salisbury, North Carolina, Fisher was educated by private tutors in Raleigh, North Carolina, studied law and was admitted to the bar but did not practice to any extent.
Fisher was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George Mumford in Washington D.C. at the end of 1818. Reelected to the Sixteenth Congress, Fisher served from February 11, 1819, to March 3, 1821, and declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1820. Fisher was returned to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841), this time as a Democrat.
Fisher was not a candidate for renomination in 1840 though he stayed politically active. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress.
In 1818 Fisher became a member of the state senate. Returning from three years' experience in the federal legislature, Fisher was elected as a member of the State House of Commons from Rowan County, North Carolina in 1821 and served until 1836. Fisher was Speaker of North Carolina House of Commons in 1831 and 1832 and served as member of the state constitutional convention in 1835.