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The Fearless Fifty-Nine, John Fisher

John Fisher was the 36 year old Gonzales representative. Prior being elected to the Convention, Fisher served as a secretary of the committee of safety for Gonzales Municipality. After the Convention, he joined the Runaway Scrape. In 1837, he petitioned Sam Houston for an appointment as a notary public for the port of Velasco but was denied. He soon moved back to Virginia. He tried to return to Texas in 1860 but his application to the Texas legislature granting him a league of land was denied and he never returned.