George Purnell Fisher

Personal

Birthday: 
10/13/1817
Birthplace: 
Milford, DE
Date of Death: 
2/10/1899
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Dickinson College
Degree Year: 
1838

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia [Supreme Court of the District of Columbia]
Court Name: 

District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
Abraham Lincoln
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
03/11/1863
Termination Date: 
05/01/1870
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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