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William FITZGERALD

(1799-1864)

FITZGERALD, William, a Representative from Tennessee; born at Port Tobacco, Charles County, Md., August 6, 1799; educated in England; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Dover, Stewart County, Tenn., in 1821; clerk of the circuit court of Stewart County 1822-1825; member of the Tennessee Legislature in 1825-1827; served as attorney general of the sixteenth judicial circuit of Tennessee in 1826; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832 to the Twenty-third Congress; moved to Paris, Tenn.; served as judge of the ninth judicial circuit of Tennessee 1845-1861; died at Paris, Tenn., in March 1864; interment in Fitzgerald Cemetery, near Paris, Tenn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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