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George Purnell Fisher

congressman , jurist

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