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James Wilford Fitzgerald

lawyer , banker.

James Wilford Fitzgerald, American lawyer, banker. Mason, Knights of Pythias.

Background

Fitzgerald, James Wilford was born on October 18, 1862 in near Tyler, Texas, United States. Son of James W. and Mahala (Hughes) Fitzgerald.

Education

Educated State Normal College, Huntsville, Texas.

Career

Admitted to Texas bar, 1893, and practiced at Tyler. County judge Smith Company, Texas, 1896. Chairman Democratic Executive Committee, Smith Company, 1894-1902.

Member Democratic State Committee, 1902-1904. Referee in bankruptcy, 1914-1920. Active vice president Citizens National Bank, since 1920.

President School Board, Tyler, 9 years. Appointed member state board governing teachers’ colleges of Texas, 1929.

Religion

The faith should be based on the Bible, but also on reason, tradition, and personal experience.

Politics

There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

Views

The strongest feature of Methodism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.

Membership

Mason, Knights of Pythias.

Connections

Married Mary Small, of Tyler, March 21, 1900.

father:
James W. Fitzgerald

mother:
Mahala (Hughes) Fitzgerald

spouse:
Mary Small