O. C. Fisher Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
The O. C. Fisher Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was built in 1911 and a striking example of Italian Renaissance Revival architecture.
Backstory and Context
O.C. Fisher was born on November 22, 1903 in the town of Kimble. His family moved to the town of Junction, where he spent the rest of his childhood. After graduating high school, Fisher studied at the University of Colorado and the University of Texas. He earned a law degree from Baylor University in 1929 and passed the bar exam that year. He spend the next two years in San Angelo practicing law then became the county attorney for Tom Green County, a position he held until 1935 when he was elected to the Texas legislature. He served in the state legislature before becoming the district attorney for the 119th District in 1937. Fisher held that position until 1942, when he was elected to Congress. He passed away in 1994.
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