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John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald

Mayor of Boston, and Grandfather of President Kennedy and Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy

John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (Feb. 11, 1863-Oct. 2, 1950)

John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (left), with his son-in-law Joe Kennedy Sr. (standing), and his grandson, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (seated)

1946: John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (left), with his son-in-law Joe Kennedy Sr. (standing), and his grandson, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (seated)

John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald (Feb. 11, 1863-Oct. 2, 1950)-Mayor of Boston. Father of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and grandfather of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, and of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Great-Grandfather to Maria Shriver, and Congressman Patrick Kennedy, among many other American notables.

Political Career/Connections

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Member of Boston Common Council

1893-1894: State Senator (Massachusetts)

1895-1901 U.S. House of Representatives (Mass. 9th District)

1906-1907: Mayor of Boston

1910-1913: Mayor of Boston

1912: Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts

1916: Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (lost)

1919: U.S. House of Representatives (Mass. 10th District)

1922: Democratic Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, (lost)

1932: Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts

 

Links and Resources:

 

Mayor John Francis Fitzgerald--Celebrate Boston.com

John F. Fitzgerald-Wikipedia article