FITZGERALD, William Thomas, (1858 - 1939)

69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

FITZGERALD, William Thomas, a Representative from Ohio; born in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, October 13, 1858; attended the rural schools and the Greenville High School; member of the National Guard of Ohio 1875-1882, and saw service during the Newark riots in 1877; was graduated from the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, in 1887; taught in the Greenville High School 1886-1889; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Wooster, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1891 and commenced practice in Greenville in 1891; member of the board of education 1906-1914; mayor of Greenville 1921-1925; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1929); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Sixty-ninth Congress), Committee on Invalid Pensions (Seventieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; resumed the practice of medicine in Greenville, Ohio, where he died on January 12, 1939; interment in Greenville Cemetery.