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Duross Fitzpatrick

Duross Fitzpatrick, American federal judge. Bar: Georgia 1965. Legal counsel Republican delegate General Assembly Georgia, 1969. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Georgia Bar Foundation; member Oconee Bar Association (president 1970), American Inns Court (Master of the Bench, Washington Bootle chapter since 1999), Macon Bar Association.

Background

  • Fitzpatrick, Duross was born on October 19, 1934 in Macon, Georgia, United States. Son of Mark W. and Jane L. (Duross) Fitzpatrick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Forestry, University Georgia, 1961. Bachelor of Laws, University Georgia, 1966.

    Career

    • Born in Macon, Georgia, Fitzpatrick was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957, and thereafter received a B.S.F. from the University of Georgia in 1961 and an LL.B. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1966. He was in private practice in Macon from 1966 to 1967, and then in Cochran, Georgia until 1986. On November 14, 1985, Fitzpatrick was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, created by 98 Stat.

      333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1985, and received his commission on December 17, 1985. He served as chief judge from 1995 to 2001, assuming senior status on February 1, 2001, and serving in that capacity until his death, in Jeffersonville, Georgia.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Legal counsel Republican delegate General Assembly Georgia, 1969. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Georgia Bar Foundation.

    Member Oconee Bar Association (president 1970), American Inns Court (Master of the Bench, Washington Bootle chapter since 1999), Macon Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married Beverly O'Connor, March 17, 1963. Children: Mark O'Connor, Devon Hart.
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    Died January 6, 2008
    (aged 73)