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D. Michael Fisher


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1981 37 Republican
1982 37 Republican
1983 37 Republican
1984 37 Republican
1985 37 Republican
1986 37 Republican
1987 37 Republican
1988 37 Republican
1989 37 Republican
1990 37 Republican
1991 37 Republican
1992 37 Republican
1993 37 Republican
1994 37 Republican
1995 37 Republican
1996 37 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny, Washington

Biography

1944 -

Early Life:
Dennis Michael “Mike” Fisher (R), born November 7, 1944, in Pittsburgh, son of the late C. Francis and Dolores Darby Fisher; South Hills Catholic High School, 1962, outstanding graduate award, 1977; Georgetown University (A.B.), 1966; Georgetown Law Center (J.D.), 1969; married Carol Hudak; 2 children.

Early Career:
U.S. Army Reserves, 1969-75; attorney; Allegheny County & Pennsylvania Bar Associations; American Arbitration Association; admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania & Federal courts; Elks; Knights of Columbus; American Legion; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Rotary; Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce; St. Louise de Marillac Church Parish Council, 1975-78; board member, Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitor’s Bureau; board of trustees, University of Pittsburgh; Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County, 1970-74, delegate, Republican National Convention, 1988, 1992; member, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA); vice-chairman Port of Pittsburgh Commission, chairman, 1992-93; Environmental Quality Board, 1981-90; member, vice-chairman, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency; Governor’s Energy Council, 1981-86; Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority, 1984-90.
 

Authored:
Report on Medical and Mental Health, Pennsylvania Correctional System, 1980; Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD) Prison & Jail Overcrowding, Senate Act 195 Task Force Reports, 1985. 
 

Awards:
Outstanding Young Man of American U.S. Jaycees, 1977, 1978, & 1979; 1980 Man of the Year, Upper Saint Clair Republican Club; Pittsburgh Man of the Year in Law & Government, Vectors, 1991. 

Pennsylvania Politics:
Pa. House of Representatives 1975-80; elected to Pa. Senate in 1980; chairman, Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, 1981-90; chairman, Republican Policy Committee, 1989-90; chairman, Republican Caucus; elected Majority Whip, 1991-93; elected Repub. Caucus Secretary 1993-94; elected Majority Whip 1994; left office November 30, 1996.
 

Continued Government Service:
Elected Pennsylvania Attorney General 1997-2003; appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit 2003-2017.
 

Pa. House of Representatives Biography

Federal Judiciary Biography

Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 68; Volume 105, 1980-81.  Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-14; Volume 112, December 1995.