FITZGERALD, Roy Gerald, (1875 - 1962)


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FITZGERALD, Roy Gerald, a Representative from Ohio; born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., August 25, 1875; moved to Ohio in 1890 with his parents, who settled in Dayton; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Dayton, Ohio; during the First World War served as captain in the Three Hundred and Twenty-ninth Infantry, Headquarters Company, American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919; commissioned lieutenant colonel of Infantry, United States Army Reserve Corps, in 1928; delegate to conferences of the Interparliamentary Union at Paris, Berlin, Geneva, and London; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1931); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-eighth Congress), Committee on Revision of the Laws (Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Dayton, Ohio, until his death there on November 16, 1962; interment in Woodland Cemetery.