Fitzpatrick, John, 1844-1919.
Fitzpatrick was mayor of New Orleans, 1892-1896. Orphaned early in life, he entered politics in his youth and rose steadily in the ranks of the city's Democratic machine. He served as Criminal Sheriff and Administrator of Public Works prior to his election as mayor in 1892. Fitzpatrick was the only New Orleans mayor to be impeached (in 1894), but the District Attorney was unable to convict and remove him from office. Following the end of his administration, Fitzpatrick remained active in Democratic politics and served in several official capacities, including on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Library (he was instrumental in bringing about the formal establishment of the Library in 1896).
From the description of Papers, 1892-1896. (New Orleans Public Library). WorldCat record id: 29436925
- New Orleans (La.) (as recorded)