Member Biography

John Thomas Fisher 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1913-1914       27 Democrat


01/02/1854 - 01/16/1914

John Thomas Fisher (D27) Northumberland Snyder and Union Counties 1913-1914 

Early Life:

John Thomas Fisher, born January 2, 1854, Allenwood, Union County, son of Thomas T. and Annie Addis Fisher; public school education; married, Martha Elizabeth Riddell Fisher, children, Charles Merrill Fisher, Frank Monterville Fisher; blacksmith, mail clerk, between New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1885-1888; appointed, chief mail clerk, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1888-1889; operator, mercantile business; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1901-1904; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1913-1914; died January 16, 1914, while in office of the Senate, double pneumonia, University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1901-1904; unsuccessful reelection campaign, 1903. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate 27th district, Northumberland Snyder and Union Counties, 1913-1914; committee assignments, Federal Relations, Game and Fisheries, Library, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Supply of Light, Heat and Water. 

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography: 

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website ( 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members F"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project Wilkes University.

Cox, Harold. Senate1790-1869 (  Wilkes University Election Statistics Project Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1913). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1080, 1087-1090, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1058.

Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Friday, January 16, 1914, page 1.

John Thomas Fisher (1853-1914) - Find a Grave Memorial