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FISHER, David, politician, born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 3 December 1794; died near Mr. Holly, Clermont, County, Pennsylvania, 7 May 1886. He removed to Ohio, where he grew up a pioneer farmer, and received but a scanty education. He became a lay preacher and a newspaper contributor, and in 1842 entered the Ohio House of Representatives. In 1846 he was elected as a Whig to the National House of Representatives, serving from 6 December 1847, till 3 March 1849. He was an ardent protectionist in politics, and was noted as a philanthropist.
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