FITZPATRICK, Morgan Cassius, (1868 - 1908)


FITZPATRICK, Morgan Cassius, a Representative from Tennessee; born near Carthage, Smith County, Tenn., October 29, 1868; attended the common schools and Lebanon (Ohio) University in 1887; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1891; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Hartsville, Tenn.; edited a newspaper at Hartsville; member of the State house of representatives 1895-1899, serving as speaker in 1897; State superintendent of public instruction 1899-1903; chairman of the Democratic State executive committee; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); was not a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed the practice of law; died in Nashville, Tenn., June 25, 1908; interment in Gallatin Cemetery, Gallatin, Tenn.