Sessions Office Position District Party
1975 Representative 40 Republican
1976 Representative 40 Republican
1977 Representative 40 Republican
1978 Representative 40 Republican
1979 Representative 40 Republican
1980 Representative 40 Republican
Counties Allegheny


11/07/1944 -

FISHER, Dennis Michael, a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 7, 1944; graduated, South Hills Catholic High School, 1962; A.B., government, Georgetown University, 1966; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1969; served, United States Army Reserve (1969-1975); attorney; aide, United States Congressman James Fulton (1967); Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County (1970-1974); vice chair, Allegheny County Young Republicans (1972); alternate delegate, 22nd District, Republican National Convention (1972); vice president, Upper St. Clair Republican Club (1973-1975); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1974, 1976 and 1978; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1980); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1980-1996); elected, Majority Whip (1991-1992, 1995-1996); appointed, Governor’s Energy Council (1981-1982); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (1981-2004); appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1981-1982); appointed, Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission (1987-1988); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1991-1996); appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA) (1993-1996); appointed, Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority; appointed, Environmental Quality Board; unsuccessful campaign, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (1986); not a candidate for reelection to the Senate (1996); elected, Pennsylvania Attorney General (1996-2003); unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania (2002); presidential appointee, judge, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2003-present).

Archival Collections

Papers of Hon. D. Michael Fisher, 1975-1980, The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.

D. Michael Fisher Papers, 1969-2004, Archives and Manuscripts Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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