John J. Fitzgerald

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John J. Fitzgerald in 1913.

John Joseph Fitzgerald (March 10, 1872 – May 13, 1952) was a United States Representative from New York.

Life and politics[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, he attended the public schools, La Salle Military Academy (formerly Sacred Heart Academy), and graduated from Manhattan College in 1891. He studied law in the New York Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in New York City. From 1900 to 1928 he was a delegate to each Democratic National Convention. Fitzgerald was also a trustee of Manhattan College.

Fitzgerald was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-Sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and held office from March 4, 1899 to December 31, 1917, when he resigned to resume the practice of law. In the Sixty-Second through Sixty-Fifth Congresses he was chairman of the Committee on Appropriations. In March 1932 he was appointed county judge of Kings County; he was elected in November 1932 and served until his retirement on December 31, 1942. He resumed the private practice of law and in 1952 died in Brooklyn; interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Denis M. Hurley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
George H. Lindsay
Preceded by
Montague Lessler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John J. Delaney