Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
FISHER, Ovie Clark (1903-1994)

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.

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.

  • 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.