William Fitzgerald (Tennessee politician)

William Fitzgerald ( born August 6 1799 in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, † March 1864 in Paris, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1831 and 1833 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Fitzgerald was first educated in England. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1821 admitted to the bar he began in Dover ( Tennessee) to work in his new profession. Between 1822 and 1825 he was bailiff at the District Court for the Stewart County. In 1826, Fitzgerald was a senior prosecutor in the 16th Judicial District of Tennessee. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson, and eventually became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this. Between 1825 and 1827 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee.

In the congressional elections of 1830 Fitzgerald was in the ninth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Davy Crockett on March 4, 1831. Since he has not been confirmed in 1832, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1833. This was marked by discussions on the policies of President Jackson. This is discussed included the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, which Nullifikationskrise with the State of South Carolina and Jackson's bank policy. In Congress, the future president James K. Polk was the successor on March 4, 1833 Fitzgeralds.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives William Fitzgerald moved to Paris in Tennessee. From 1845 to 1861 he was a judge in the ninth judicial district of his state. He died in March 1864 in his hometown of Paris.