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James M. Fitzpatrick

James Martin Fitzpatrick (June 27, 1869 – April 10, 1949) of the Bronx was a Democratic U.S. Representative from New York from 1927 to 1945.

James Martin Fitzpatrick
James Martin Fitzpatrick.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th district
In office
March 4, 1927 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byBenjamin L. Fairchild
Succeeded byBenjamin J. Rabin
Personal details
Born(1869-06-27)June 27, 1869
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
DiedApril 10, 1949(1949-04-10) (aged 79)
New York City
Political partyDemocratic Party

BiographyEdit

James M. Fitzpatrick was born in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts on June 27, 1869. He attended school in Massachusetts and worked in the cotton mills and iron ore mines of West Stockbridge.

In 1891 he moved to The Bronx, where he was employed by the Metropolitan Street Railroad Company and the Interborough Rapid Transit Company until 1925, when he became involved in the real estate business as a partner in the firm Fitzpatrick & Domph.

Fitzpatrick served as a Commissioner of Street Openings and Improvements for the Bronx in 1919, and a member of the New York City Board of Aldermen from 1919 to 1927.

In 1926 he was elected to Congress and served nine terms, March 4, 1927 to January 3, 1945.

Fitzpatrick did not run for reelection in 1944 and retired to New York City. He died there on April 10, 1949 and was buried in Saint Raymond's Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "James M. Fitzpatrick (id: F000175)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • New York Times, J.M. Fitzpatrick, Ex-Congressman; Representative of the Old 24th District, Bronx, for 9 Terms Is Dead, April 11, 1949
  • Bronx County Biographies, Biography of James M. Fitzpatrick, reprinted from 1927's "The Bronx and its People: A History, 1609-1927", James L. Wells, Louis F. Haffen, editors, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, publisher.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin L. Fairchild
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

1927–1945
Succeeded by
Benjamin J. Rabin