Maurice A. FitzGerald
|Borough President of Queens|
|Preceded by||James A. Burke|
|Succeeded by||Joseph F. Mafera|
|Born||January 9, 1897|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 25, 1951 (aged 54)|
Star Lake, New York, U.S.
FitzGerald was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1897. By the age of 14 he began working as a postal clerk. He soon moved to South Ozone Park, Queens and became involved in southern Queens civic organizations by the 1920s.
He was elected sheriff of Queens County in 1937, then named the Borough Public Works Commissioner in 1942. In 1949, he was elected Borough President of Queens. He did not live to the end of his first term, dying of a heart attack while vacationing in Star Lake, New York in 1951. He is interred at St. John's Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens.
Maurice A. FitzGerald Playground in South Ozone Park, and Public School No. 199 (Maurice A. FitzGerald School) in Sunnyside, Queens, commemorate the former borough president.
- "Maurice A. FitzGerald Playground". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved December 2, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "FitzGerald Dies; Queens President; Dies at Star Lake". The New York Times. August 26, 1951.
- Maurice A. FitzGerald at the Political Graveyard
|New York State Assembly|
William F. Brunner
| New York State Assembly
Queens County, 5th District
William F. Dailey
James A. Burke
| Borough President of Queens
Joseph F. Mafera