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Fisher, William A. "W.A."

House 1911 (District 40)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/7/1846
Birth Place: Belleville, Illinois
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 3/21/1911
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: W.A.
City of Residence (when first elected): Minneapolis
Occupation (when first elected): Former Proprietor, Fisher Hotel and Hotel Waverly/Former Steamboat Business

EDUCATION

Belleville Schools, Illinois; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company F (United States Civil War, served until the end of the war); 08/1864 to 186?

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Mary A. Smith (married on May 8, 1869)
Children: Five children: (2 sons, 3 daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Minnesota in 1860 and settled in Hennepin County. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1874.

Total Days Served: 78

SESSIONS SERVED

37th Legislative Session (1911-1912)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 40
Elected: 11/8/1910
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/3/1911 to 3/21/1911 (unfinished term)
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Former Proprietor, Fisher Hotel and Hotel Waverly/Former Steamboat Business
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Local Bills
  • Military Affairs
  • Public Buildings
  • Roads and Bridges
  • Soldiers Home (Chair)
  • State and Other Libraries
  • Tri-County (Hennepin, Ramsey and St. Louis Counties)
Reason for unfinished term: Death
Session Notes: He died while in office on March 21, 1911. The book, The Minnesota Legislature of 1911 by Lynn Haines, states on page 104 about W. A. Fisher, "His illness and death during the session stopped a promising legislative career. Mr. Fisher was able to attend only the first few days of the session, but during that time impressed his progressiveness and patriotism upon all his colleagues. He introduced a number of reform measures of the deepest fundamental importance."
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