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John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald

Mayor of Boston, and Grandfather of President Kennedy and Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy

John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (Feb. 11, 1863-Oct. 2, 1950)

John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (left), with his son-in-law Joe Kennedy Sr. (standing), and his grandson, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (seated)

1946: John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (left), with his son-in-law Joe Kennedy Sr. (standing), and his grandson, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (seated)

John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (Feb. 11, 1863-Oct. 2, 1950)-Mayor of Boston. Father of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and grandfather of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, and of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Great-Grandfather to Maria Shriver, and Congressman Patrick Kennedy, among many other American notables.

Political Career/Connections

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Member of Boston Common Council

1893-1894: State Senator (Massachusetts)

1895-1901 U.S. House of Representatives (Mass. 9th District)

1906-1907: Mayor of Boston

1910-1913: Mayor of Boston

1912: Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts

1916: Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (lost)

1919: U.S. House of Representatives (Mass. 10th District)

1922: Democratic Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, (lost)

1932: Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts

 

Links and Resources:

 

Mayor John Francis Fitzgerald--Celebrate Boston.com

John F. Fitzgerald-Wikipedia article

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Additional Info

Books on the Kennedy and Shriver Families

Family

Thomas Fitzgerald of County Limerick, Ireland --Father

Rosanna Cox of County Cavan,, Ireland --Mother

Josephine Mary Hannon (1865-1964) --Wife (wed on September 18, 1889 )

Children

Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald (July 22, 1890-January 22, 1995)-Daughter, Married to Joseph P. Kennedy

Mary Agnes Fitzgerald (November 1, 1892-September 17, 1936) -Daughter, Married to Joseph F. Gargan

Thomas Acton Fitzgerald (April 19, 1895-September 1968) -Son, Married to Marion D. Reardon (d. February 7, 1925). Married again to Margaret B. Fitzpatrick.

John Francis Fitzgerald, Jr. (December 7, 1897-April 1979)-Son, Married to Catherine O'Hearn.

Eunice Fitzgerald (January 26, 1900-September 25, 1923)-Daughter,

Frederick Harold Fitzgerald (December 3, 1904-February 1935)-Son, Married to Rosalind Miller.

Famous Grandchildren include:

Joseph Kennedy Jr., President John (Jack) Kennedy, Senator Robert (Bobby) Kennedy, Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Famous Great-Grandchildren include:

California First Lady Maria Shriver, former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Congressman Patrick Kennedy

Siblings

12 siblings

Religion:

Roman Catholic

Education:

Boston Latin School (High School)

1884-1885: Harvard Medical School-left after one year due to father's death.

 

Career/Occupation:

Clerk, Boston Customs House

Politician (see below)

 

Political Career:

Party Affiliation: Democrat

1891-1892: Member of Boston Common Council (representing the 6th Ward)

1893-1894: State Senator (Massachusetts)

1895-1901 U.S. House of Representatives (Mass. 9th District)

1906-1907: Mayor of Boston

1907: Lost Mayoral election

1910-1913: Mayor of Boston

1912: Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts

1916: Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (lost)

1919: U.S. House of Representatives (Mass. 10th District)

1922: Democratic Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, (lost)

1932: Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts

Clubs and Organizations (membership):

--member of the Royal Rooters, an fan club for Boston's baseball teams. Served as the Chairman, and got to throw out the first pitch at the 1912 World Series.

Links and Resources on John F. Fitzgerald

Mayor John Francis Fitzgerald--Celebrate Boston.com

John F. Fitzgerald-Wikipedia article

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