Maurice A. FitzGerald
FitzGerald was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1897. By the age of 14 he began working as a postal clerk. He soon moved to South Ozone Park, Queens and became involved in southern Queens civic organizations by the 1920s. In 1929 he was elected to the New York State Assembly representing the fifth district in Queens.
He was elected sheriff of Queens County in 1937, then named the Borough Public Works Commissioner in 1942. In 1949, he was elected Borough President of Queens. He did not live to the end of his first term, dying of a heart attack while vacationing in Star Lake, New York in 1951. He is interred at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens.
Maurice A. FitzGerald Playground in South Ozone Park and Public School 199 (Maurice A. FitzGerald School) in Sunnyside, Queens commemorate the former borough president.
- "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Fitzgerald". Retrieved December 2, 2009.
- "Maurice A. FitzGerald Playground". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved December 2, 2009.
- "FitzGerald Dies; Queens President; Dies at Star Lake". The New York Times. August 26, 1951. Retrieved December 2, 2009.
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