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FITZGERALD, John Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 10, 1872; attended the public schools, La Salle Military Academy (formerly Sacred Heart Academy), and was graduated from Manhattan College, New York City, in 1891; studied law in the New York Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in New York City; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions from 1900 to 1928; trustee of Manhattan College in New York City; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1899, until December 31, 1917, when he resigned to resume the practice of law; chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-second through Sixty-fifth Congresses); appointed county judge of Kings County in March 1932, elected in November 1932, and served until his retirement on December 31, 1942; resumed the private practice of law; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 13, 1952; interment in St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, N.Y.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: 9 letters (1899-1910) in the Edward Morse Shepard collection. Finding aid in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Fitzgerald, John Joseph. Indian appropriation bill. Washington: N.p., 1900.

United States. 65th Congress, 2d session, 1917-1918. House. Proceedings in the House of Representatives on the occasion of the retirement of Hon. John Fitzgerald as chairman of the Committee on Appropriations and his resignation from the House after almost nineteen years continuous service as a Representative from New York. December 14 and 17, 1917. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1918.

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