Walter Fitzgerald (politician)

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Walter Fitzgerald
Mayor of Halifax
In office
Preceded by Allan O'Brien
Succeeded by Edmund L. Morris
MLA for Halifax Chebucto
In office
Preceded by James L. Connolly
Succeeded by Alexa McDonough
Mayor of Halifax
In office
Preceded by Moira Ducharme
Succeeded by Position dissolved
Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality
In office
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Peter J. Kelly
Personal details
Born (1936-05-08)May 8, 1936
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died October 11, 2014(2014-10-11) (aged 78)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal

Walter Ronald Fitzgerald (May 8, 1936 – October 11, 2014) was a Canadian politician. He was first elected alderman for Halifax in 1966. He served as mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1971 to 1974, then as MLA for Halifax Chebucto and then as mayor again from 1994 to 1996, and was the first mayor of the amalgamated Halifax Regional Municipality from 1996 to 2000.[1] In the election of 2000, he was defeated by former Bedford mayor, Peter J. Kelly.[2]

Prior to his political career, Fitzgerald was a teacher and a former principal at Rockingstone Heights School in the Spryfield area.

He died on October 11, 2014 in the early morning hours, of heart problems at a hospital in Halifax.[3]


  1. ^ Office of the Mayor "Former Mayors of Halifax", Office of the Mayor, accessed November 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "Ex-mayor extols staff after vote",; accessed October 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Walter Fitzgerald dies". Retrieved October 11, 2014.