John Daniel FitzGerald

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The Honourable
John Daniel FitzGerald
Vice-President of the Executive Council
In office
27 April 1915 – 30 July 1919
Premier William Holman
Preceded by Fred Flowers
Succeeded by David Hall
Member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales
In office
15 June 1915 – 4 July 1922
Personal details
Born (1862-06-11)11 June 1862
Shellharbour, Colony of New South Wales
Died 4 July 1922(1922-07-04) (aged 60)
Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse(s) Octavie Camille Clara Ernestine Roche

John Daniel FitzGerald (11 June 1862 – 4 July 1922) was an Australian politician.

Born in Shellharbour to schoolteacher John Daniel FitzGerald and Mary Ann Cullen, he attended Shellharbour Public School, Fort Street Public School and St Mary's Cathedral School in Sydney before being apprenticed as a compositor in Bathurst. A founding member of the New South Wales Typographical Association, he served as its president from 1887 to 1888.On 26 May 1892 he married Octavie Camille Clara Ernestine Roche at Chelsea in England, with whom he would have one daughter. In 1891 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Labor member for West Sydney; he was expelled from the party in 1893 and defeated in 1894. He later rejoined the party and in 1900 was admitted to the New South Wales Bar. He was a Sydney City Councillor from 1900 to 1904. In 1915 he was appointed to the New South Wales Legislative Council, serving as Vice-President of the Executive Council (1915–19), Minister for Public Health (1916–19), Minister for Local Government (1916–20), Minister for Justice and Solicitor-General (1919–20), Government Representative in the Legislative Council (1915–18), and Assistant Minister for Public Instruction (1916). In 1916 he left the Labor Party in the conscription split, joining the Nationalist Party. FitzGerald died at Darling Point in 1922.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr John Daniel FitzGerald (1862-1922)". Parliament of New South Wales. 2008. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2011. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Francis Abigail
Member for West Sydney
1891 – 1894
With: Black, Davis, Kelly
District abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Flowers
Representative of the Government in the Legislative Council
1915 – 1918
Succeeded by
John Garland
Vice-President of the Executive Council
1915 – 1919
Succeeded by
David Hall
Preceded by
George Black
Minister for Public Health
1916 – 1919
Succeeded by
David Storey
New title Minister for Local Government
1916 – 1920
Succeeded by
Thomas Mutch
Preceded by
John Garland
Minister for Justice
1919 – 1920
Succeeded by
Edward McTiernan
Solicitor General of New South Wales
1919 – 1920
Succeeded by
Robert Sproule