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 Himself as Mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality
Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality
In office
Preceded by Himself as Mayor of Halifax
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.

Early life and education[edit]

Fitzgerald was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son of Phylis (Rondeau) and Walter Fizgerald.[1] He graduated from Dalhousie University. Prior to his political career, Fitzgerald was a teacher and a former principal at Rockingstone Heights School in the Spryfield area.

Political career[edit]

He was first elected alderman for Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1966. He served as mayor of Halifax from 1971 to 1974, then as MLA for Halifax Chebucto from 1974 to 1981. He was the last mayor of the old city of Halifax from 1994 to 1996, and was the first mayor of the amalgamated Halifax Regional Municipality from 1996 to 2000.[2] In the election of 2000, he was defeated by former Bedford mayor Peter J. Kelly.[3]


He died on October 11, 2014 in the early morning hours, of heart problems at a hospital in Halifax.[4][5]


  1. ^ Walter Fizgerald obituary JA Snow Funeral Home
  2. ^ "Former Mayors of Halifax". Office of the Mayor. Archived from the original on June 3, 2011. Retrieved November 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ex-mayor extols staff after vote". The Chronicle Herald. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Walter Fitzgerald, former Halifax mayor and MLA, dies at 78". The Chronicle Herald. October 11, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Former Halifax mayor Walter Fitzgerald dies". CBC News. October 11, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2015.