John F. Fitzgerald
American politician
John F. Fitzgerald
John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald was an American politician and the maternal grandfather of three prominent United States politicians—President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (his namesake) and Senators Robert Francis Kennedy and Edward Moore Kennedy.
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VIEW: The children of terrorism — I —Kahar Zalmay - Pakistan Daily Times
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... that scores of mothers feel about losing their beloved children and what these children feel living in a traumatised and paranoid society “Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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Motrice marches to victory - The Press Association
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The winning owner's racing manager, Lord John FitzGerald, said: "We've had a few near-misses, so it's nice to get there. "I'm not sure what Sir Mark would want to do now, maybe the old Jockey Club Stakes at Ascot, or there's a staying race on Arc
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<B>Devangshu Datta:</B> Crafted for new media - Business Standard
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There&#39;s not much that is common to John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Kisan Baburao Hazare. But JFK was the first politician to realise that voters in key US states were more influenced by an effective small-screen presence than by impressive public speeches
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Parkville college students make Salisbury U dean's list - Baltimore Sun
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Parkville residents Michael Buckless, Randi Burkhardt, Casey Dressel, John Fitzgerald, Abigail Gatch, Lauren Goff, Victoria Hook, Lindsay Thompson, Catherine Vane, Jessica Vogel, Kimberly Patterson and Danielle Poe; Nottingham residents Allison
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Locked-out American Crystal workers mistrust management, replacements - MinnPost.com
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Ryan Schuster of the Grand Forks Herald spent some time with the workers picketing the American Crystal Sugar plant in East Grand Forks. He came away with some good quotes: On union solidarity: “I don&#39;t
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Sir John Fitzgerald reports loss as sales fall - nebusiness.co.uk
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PUB and bar chain Sir John Fitzgerald reported a pre-tax loss in its latest results, with turnover also dropping slightly over the year. The Newcastle-based company dropped from a £1.23m profit to a £1.4m loss over the year to
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Lead man pleads guilty to manslaughter in drug death - Rapid City Journal
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Robert A. Fischer, 59, is facing a 10-year prison sentence in connection with death of 42-year-old Tom Bennett, according to a news release from Lawrence County State&#39;s Attorney John Fitzgerald. Bennett&#39;s body was found in a Deadwood apartment on Jan
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Pair disguised as utility workers held in Bowie slaying - Washington Times
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Police have charged John Fitzgerald Haston, 46, of Clinton, and Craig Steven Brooks, 49, of District Heights, with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of David Wayne Williams, killed inside his home in the 13200 block of
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2 Arrested in Bowie Shooting Murder - MyFox Washington DC
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John Fitzgerald Haston, 46, of Clinton, Md., and Craig Stevens Brooks, 49, of District Heights, Md., have both been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery. Police say a witness from the neighborhood saw the suspects flee from the home and
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Portland Police, NCIS team up for drug bust - OregonLive.com
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One of the suspects with an outstanding warrant, John Fitzgerald Pinkney, 33, was killed on June 26. Police are investigating the incident as a homicide. The team conducted its mission before the annual Rose Festival, from May 24 to May 27
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News from Greater Minnesota - MinnPost.com
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It&#39;s go time between nurses and administration at Range Regional Health Services in Hibbing. Nearly 150 registered nurses began a three-day strike Monday, according to the Star Tribune&#39;s Warren Wolfe
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Fitzgerald in line for €118000 payout as part of seven different organisations - Irish Independent
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He&#39;s been called &#39;king of the quangos&#39; and, apart from his public-service pension, John Fitzgerald will earn more than €118000 this year in expenses and fees from state boards. The retired Dublin City manager is chairman of an
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Middleby Corp. (MIDD) CEO, Chairman, President Selim A Bassoul sells 26456 Shares - GuruFocus.com
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CFO Timothy John Fitzgerald sold 11428 shares of MIDD stock on 04/05/2011 at the average price of 94.63. Timothy John Fitzgerald owns at least 174593 shares after this. The price of the stock has increased by 1.94% since. CFO Timothy John Fitzgerald
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 87
    On October 2, 1950, Fitzgerald died in Boston at the age of eighty-seven.
    More Details Hide Details His funeral was one of the largest in the city's history. President Harry S. Truman sent his sympathies and Fitzgerald's pallbearers included U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge II, U.S. Senator Leverett Saltonstall (the grandson of the man who had given "Honey Fitz" his first job), future U.S. Speaker of the House John McCormack, Massachusetts Speaker of the House Thomas Phillip O'Neill, Jr., and former Boston Mayor and Massachusetts Governor James Michael Curley. As "Honey Fitz" was carried to his final rest from Holy Cross Cathedral to St. Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, a crowd of thousands who had gathered along the streets sang "Sweet Adeline". The official name for the Central Artery highway in Boston was "The John F. Fitzgerald Expressway," until it was torn down in the 1990s as part of Boston's "Big Dig" project which eliminated the Central Artery and replaced it with a tunnel. The resulting greenway above the tunnel where the expressway had been was named for Fitzgerald's daughter as the "Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway".
  • 1946
    Age 83
    In his later years, Fitzgerald focused on his business interests and on honing the political instincts of his daughter Rose's promising sons. In 1946, when John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy decided to run for Congress, 83-year-old Honey Fitz helped him plan his campaign strategy.
    More Details Hide Details At the victory celebration, Fitzgerald danced an Irish jig, sang "Sweet Adeline," and predicted that his grandson would someday occupy the White House. Shortly after his election to the presidency, President Kennedy renamed the presidential yacht the Honey Fitz in honor of his maternal grandfather.
  • 1942
    Age 79
    In 1942, he ran a quixotic campaign for the U.S. Senate, and lost the Democratic primary to Congressman Joseph E. Casey.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1916
    Age 53
    Fitzgerald was an unsuccessful candidate for the offices of Senator in 1916 and Governor in 1922.
    More Details Hide Details His opponent for the Senate was Henry Cabot Lodge.
  • 1914
    Age 51
    In 1914, these two powerful political families (Kennedy and Fitzgerald) were united when P. J.'s elder son Joe married Fitzgerald's eldest daughter Rose.
    More Details Hide Details From March 4, 1919, to October 23, 1919, he again served in Congress, now for the 10th district, until Peter F. Tague successfully contested the election.
  • FORTIES
  • 1912
    Age 49
    Early in his first term as Boston's mayor, Fitzgerald formulated a plan to revitalize the commercial importance of the city. Using the slogan "A bigger, busier and better Boston", Fitzgerald was able to persuade business and the Massachusetts legislature to invest $9 million for improvements to the port by 1912.
    More Details Hide Details Within a year, the investments began to pay off in the form of new port traffic to and from Europe. He was for years the most prominent political figure in the city of Boston, where Patrick Joseph "P. J." Kennedy was a more behind-the-scenes Democratic Party figure. P. J. opposed Honey Fitz when the latter first ran for mayor, but they later became allies.
  • 1906
    Age 43
    Fitzgerald served as mayor of Boston from 1906 to 1908, was defeated for re-election, but returned to the office again from 1910 to 1914.
    More Details Hide Details Of his stylish manner, Robert Dallek wrote: "He was a natural politician—a charming, impish, affable lover of people.. His warmth of character earned him yet another nickname, "Honey Fitz," and he gained a reputation as the only politician who could sing "Sweet Adeline" sober and get away with it. A pixie-like character with florid face, bright eyes, and sandy hair, he was a showman who could have had a career in vaudeville. But politics, with all the brokering that went into arranging alliances and the hoopla that went into campaigning, was his calling. A verse of the day ran: 'Honey Fitz can talk you blind / on any subject you can find / Fish and fishing, motor boats / Railroads, streetcars, getting votes.' His gift of gab became known as Fitzblarney, and his followers as "dearos," a shortened version of his description of his district as 'the dear old North End.'"
    In 1906, Fitzgerald was elected Mayor of Boston, becoming the first American-born Irish-Catholic to be elected to that office.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1892
    Age 29
    In 1892, he became a member of the Massachusetts Senate, and in 1894, he was elected to Congress for the 9th district, serving from 1895 to 1901.
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  • 1891
    Age 28
    Fitzgerald was elected to Boston's Common Council in 1891.
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  • 1889
    Age 26
    On September 18, 1889, Fitzgerald married his second cousin Mary Josephine "Josie" Hannon (October 31, 1865 – August 8, 1964).
    More Details Hide Details She was a daughter of Michael Hannon (1832–1900) and Mary Ann Fitzgerald (1834–1904).
  • 1885
    Age 22
    Accordingly, after being educated at Boston Latin School and Boston College, he enrolled at Harvard Medical School for one year, but withdrew following the death of his father in 1885.
    More Details Hide Details Fitzgerald later became a clerk at the Customs House in Boston and was active in the local Democratic Party. Fitzgerald was a member of the Royal Rooters, an early supporters' club for Boston's baseball teams, particularly its American League team, the modern Boston Red Sox. At one point, he was the group's chairman, and threw out the ceremonial opening pitch in Fenway Park's inaugural game (April 20, 1912), as well as in the 1912 World Series later that year. His great-granddaughter Caroline Kennedy threw out the first pitch for Fenway Park's 100th anniversary on April 20, 2012.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1863
    Age 0
    Born on February 11, 1863.
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