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

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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) Home post office, McBride; home county, Caldwell. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) "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.
(3) "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.
(4) 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.
(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.
 
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Other Resources
  • "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.
  • 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.
    No Sterling Fishers listed in 1860-1930 Census in Caldwell County. HeritageQuest Online.
  • "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.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
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    18th R.S. - 1883
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 1  
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    Private Land Claims  
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