FISHER, Ovie Clark

FISHER, Ovie Clark
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


FISHER, Ovie Clark, a Representative from Texas; born near Junction, Kimble County, Tex., November 22, 1903; attended the public schools at Junction, Tex., the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Texas at Austin; LL.B, J.D., Baylor University Law School, Waco, Tex., 1929; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in San Angelo Tex.; engaged in ranching business; author; county attorney of Tom Green County, Tex., 1931-1935; member of the State house of representatives 1935-1937; district attorney, fifty-first judicial district, 1937-1943; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his resignation December 31, 1974; chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Seventy-ninth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of San Angelo, Tex., until his death on December 9, 1994; interment in Junction Cemetery, Junction, Tex.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Baylor University
Baylor Collections of Political Materials

Waco, TX
Papers: ca. 1943-1974, 267 linear feet. The congressional papers and correspondence of O.C. Fisher, including departments and agencies files and legislative files. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Austin, TX
Oral History: 1969, 46 pages. An oral history interview was conducted with O.C. Fisher on May 8, 1969.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Film Reel: 1968, 7 commercials on 1 film reel. The commercials used during O.V. Fisher's campaign for the 1968 U.S. congressional election in District 21 of Texas, Democratic Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Fisher, Ovie Clark. Cactus Jack. Waco, Tex.: Texian Press, 1978.

___. The Texas Heritage of the Fishers and the Clarks. Salado, Tex.: Anson Jones Press, 1963.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: O. C. Fisher, Democratic Representative from Texas. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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