Duross Fitzpatrick

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Duross Fitzpatrick
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
In office
December 17, 1985 – February 1, 2001
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by C. Ashley Royal
Personal details
Born (1934-10-19)October 19, 1934
Macon, Georgia
Died January 6, 2008(2008-01-06) (aged 73)
Jeffersonville, Georgia
Alma mater University of Georgia
University of Georgia School of Law

Duross Fitzpatrick (October 19, 1934 – January 6, 2008) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Macon, Georgia, Fitzpatrick was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957, and thereafter received a B.S.F. from the University of Georgia in 1961 and an LL.B. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1966. He was in private practice in Macon from 1966 to 1967, and then in Cochran, Georgia until 1986.

On November 14, 1985, Fitzpatrick was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1985, and received his commission on December 17, 1985. He served as chief judge from 1995 to 2001, assuming senior status on February 1, 2001, and serving in that capacity until his death, in Jeffersonville, Georgia.

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