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Name Fisher, George Purnell
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born October 13, 1817, in Milford, DE
Died February 10, 1899, in Washington, DC

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born October 13, 1817, in Milford, DE
Died February 10, 1899, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (now U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia)
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln on March 10, 1863, to a new seat authorized by 12 Stat. 762. Confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1863, and received commission on March 11, 1863. Service terminated on May 1, 1870, due to resignation.

Education:
Dickinson College, 1838

Professional Career:

Private practice, Dover, Delaware, 1841-
Clerk, Delaware State Senate, 1843
State representative, Delaware, 1844
Secretary of state, State of Delaware, 1846-1847
Aide-de-camp, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Young, Commander of Delaware Militia, 1846-
Confidential clerk, U.S. Secretary of State, 1849-1850
Commissioner to settle claims of U.S. citizens against Brazil, 1850-1852
Private secretary, Pres. Millard Fillmore, 1852-
Attorney general, State of Delaware, 1855-1860
U.S. representative from Delaware, 1861-1863
First Delaware Cavalry colonel, 1863
U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 1870-1875
First auditor, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1889-1893


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