John Fisher (Delaware judge)

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John Fisher
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
In office
April 23, 1812 – April 22, 1823
Appointed byJames Madison
Preceded byGunning Bedford Jr.
Succeeded byWillard Hall
Personal details
Born
John Fisher

(1771-05-22)May 22, 1771
Lewes, Delaware Colony, Province of Pennsylvania, British America
DiedApril 22, 1823(1823-04-22) (aged 51)
Smyrna, Delaware
Resting placeCemetery of Christ Church
Dover, Delaware
Educationread law

John Fisher (May 22, 1771 – April 22, 1823) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Education and career[edit]

Born on May 22, 1771, near Lewes, Delaware Colony, Province of Pennsylvania, British America, Fisher read law in 1791. He entered private practice in Dover, Delaware from 1791 to 1812. He was clerk for the Delaware General Assembly. He was Secretary of State of Delaware starting in 1802, and again starting in 1811.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Fisher was nominated by President James Madison on April 22, 1812, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware vacated by Judge Gunning Bedford Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 23, 1812, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on April 22, 1823, due to his death in Smyrna, Delaware.[1] He was interred at the Cemetery of Christ Church (Episcopal) in Dover.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Gunning Bedford Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
1812–1823
Succeeded by
Willard Hall