Graduate, Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad, 1954;graduate, U. B.C., 1954-1956.
Chief research officer, St. Vincent, 1958-1960;now prime minister, Government of Grenadines, Kingstown. Editor pest control articles and news summaries Ministry of Overseas Development, London, 1965-1966. Member of Parliament for the Grenadines, since 1966.
Ministry of Trade, Agriculture, Labour and Tourism, 1967-1972. Premier of St. Vincent, 1972-1974. Prime minister, minister of finance of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, since 1984.
President, founder New Democratic Party, privy councillor, 1985. Chairman Caribbean Democratic Union. Vice chairman International Democratic Union.
Son of Reginald Fitzgerald and Lois Mitchell. Divorced; 4 children.