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Virtue, Liberty, Independence: The Senate of Pennsylvania In the Civil War, 1861-1865.  The Senate of Pennsylvania, 2008.

Sessions

Sessions Office Position District Party
1849 Representative Whig
Counties Lancaster

Biography

10/16/1814 - 10/18/1900


FISHER, Joseph Washington, a Representative from Lancaster County; born, October 16, 1814 in Northumberland County, Pa.; captain, Company K, 34th Regiment, 5th Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves (1861, Civil War); colonel, 34th Regiment, 5th Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves (1861-1864, Civil War); colonel, 195th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1864-1866, Civil War); brevet brigadier general (1865); tailor (1831-1848); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1848; elected, justice of the peace, Columbia, Pa. (1850-1859); elected, delegate and president, County Whig Convention (1854); attorney (1856-1900); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1867-1868); presidential appointee, chief justice, Wyoming Territory Supreme Court (1871-1879); appointed, United States Commissioner for Wyoming Territory (1881-1885); died, October 18, 1900 in Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming; interred, Lakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming.


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