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John FITZGIBBONS

(1868-1941)

FITZGIBBONS, John, a Representative from New York; born in Glenmore, Oneida County, N.Y., July 10, 1868; moved to Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y., in 1870; attended the public schools; employed as a railway trainman in 1885; served as legislative representative of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of New York State 1896-1914 and again from February 1915 until January 1, 1933; served as referee for the New York State Labor Bureau in 1914 and 1915; alderman of Oswego in 1908 and 1909; mayor of Oswego in 1910, 1911, and 1918-1921; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920, 1924, and 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; engaged as legislative representative for the Railroad Brotherhoods in Albany, N.Y., until his death in a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital on August 4, 1941; interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego, N.Y.

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

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