George Fisher (New York)

George Fisher (New York)

George Fisher (March 17, 1788 - March 26, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Franklin, Massachusetts, Fisher attended the common schools and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.He studied law.He was admitted to the bar in Oswego County, New York, in 1816 and commenced practice in Oswego, New York.He was appointed inspector of schools in 1818. Trustee of the village of Oswego in 1828 and 1833.

Fisher was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian and presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Twenty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1829, to February 5, 1830, when the seat was awarded to Silas Wright, Jr., who contested the election. Trustee of schools in 1830.He continued the practice of law in Oswego, New York, until 1833. Took his family to France, where he spent five years for the education of his children.He returned to Oswego and engaged in real estate operations.He served as president of the Northwestern Insurance Co. for several years.He moved to New York City about 1856 and died there March 26, 1861.


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