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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