Fisher, William A. "W.A."
House 1911 (District 40)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Former Proprietor, Fisher Hotel and Hotel Waverly/Former Steamboat Business
Belleville Schools, Illinois; At Least Elementary School;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company F (United States Civil War, served until the end of the war);
08/1864 to 186?
Mary A. Smith (married on May 8, 1869)
Five children: (2 sons, 3 daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He moved to Minnesota in 1860 and settled in Hennepin County. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1874.
Term of Office: 1/3/1911 to 3/21/1911
Occupation: Former Proprietor, Fisher Hotel and Hotel Waverly/Former Steamboat Business
Roads and Bridges
Soldiers Home (Chair)
State and Other Libraries
Tri-County (Hennepin, Ramsey and St. Louis Counties)
Reason for unfinished term:
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."
No other information has been entered for this legislator.