Sterling Fisher

Full Name: Sterling Fisher
Date of birth: April 1, 1838
Date of death: April 21, 1908

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 91 Jan 8, 1884 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat San Marcos / Hays   Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays

(1) "Texas notes, Hays County. . .Sterling Fisher, Esq., was nominated for the seat in the Legislature made vacant by the resignation of S.B. McBride," 11/22/1883, p. 2. [no party mentioned] San Antonio Light.
(2) "The State Legislature: Proceedings of the Extra Session, House," 1/9/1884, p. 1. "Members-elect were qualified: R.D. Allison of Collin County, Sterling Fisher of Hays County, A.T. Rainey of Anderson County, John L. Galt of Wood County. . ." Galveston Daily News.
(3) 18th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Newly elected members presented their credentials and took oath of office, 1/8/1884, p. 1: Sterling Fisher of Hays County, A.T. Rainey of Anderson, John L. Galt of Wood, and R.D. Allison of Collin. House Journal.
(4) McBride, Caldwell County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Sterling Fisher, in special election 12/4/1883, sworn 1/8/1884, succeeded Samuel B. McBride, removed from district after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Sterling Fisher, San Marcos, Hays County, age 42, born in IL, lawyer, wife Martha J.
    Census of 1900 - Sterling Fisher, San Marcos, Hays County, age 62, born April 1838 in IL, lawyer, wife Martha.
    FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • "Representative Convention at Seguin," 8/27/1884, p. 3. "Hon. J.N. Stagner, of Caldwell, was elected chairman, and Sterling Fisher, of Hays, secretary." Nomination of J.M. Jolly [sic: Jolley], of Caldwell, and Dr. J.H. Coombs [sic: Combs], of Hays. Account of speech by Hon. W.H. Burges, "to explain why the Democratic majority was reduced in the last election . . . " Sterling Fisher assumed Democrat - all other members present were Democrats. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Mortuary: Judge Sterling Fisher," 4/22/1908, p. Died 4/21/1908 at age 70. Came to Hays County "35 years ago" (ca. 1873). Member of legislature and county judge of Hays County. San Antonio Light.

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Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Educational Affairs  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands and Land Office  

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