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Lawyer , governor.

William Meade Fishback, American lawyer, governor. member Constitutional Convention, 1861. Elected United States senator. 1864, by Union legislature; member legislature, 1877, 1879 and 1885.

Background

Fishback, William Meade was born on November 5, 1831 in Jeffersonton, Virginia, United States. Son of Frederick and Sophia Ann (Yates) F.: graduate University of Virginia, 1855.

Education

Graduate University.

Career

President of Southern Governors’ Convention at Richmond.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of “Fishback Amendment” to Constitution, forbidding legislature ever to pay fraudulent bonds. President of Southern Governors’ Convention at Richmond. Virginia, April 1893.

Membership

Member Constitutional Convention, 1861. Elected United States senator. 1864, by Union legislature.

Member legislature, 1877, 1879 and 1885.

Connections

father:
Frederick F.:

mother:
Sophia Ann (Yates) F.: