|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 9th district
March 4, 1831 - March 3, 1833
|James K. Polk|
|Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives|
|Born||August 6, 1799|
Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland
|Died||March 1864 (aged 64)|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Wells Fitzgerald|
Fitzgerald was born at Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland on August 6, 1799. In 1806, he moved with his father to Dover, Tennessee. He was educated in England and studied law. He was admitted to the bar at Dover, Tennessee in 1821. In 1822, he married Elizabeth Wells, who was born near Clarksville, Tennessee.
Between 1822 and 1825 Fitzgerald was the circuit court clerk for Stewart County. He was a member of Tennessee house of representatives from 1825 to 1827, and served as attorney general of the sixteenth judicial circuit of Tennessee in 1826.
Fitzgerald was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1831 to March 3, 1833. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Twenty-third Congress in 1832. He moved to Paris, Tennessee and served as judge of the ninth judicial circuit of Tennessee from 1845 to 1861.