William Fitzgerald as an American politician that represented Tennessee's ninth district in the United States House of Representatives. He was born at Port Tobacco in Charles County, Maryland on August 6, 1799. He was educated in England and studied law. He was admitted to the bar at Dover, Tennessee in 1821. Between 1822 and 1825 he was the clerk of the circuit court for Stewart County.
He was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1831 to March 3, 1833. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Twenty-third Congress in 1832. He moved to Paris, Tennessee and served as judge of the ninth judicial circuit of Tennessee from 1845 to 1861. He died at Paris, Tennessee in March 1864. He was interred in Fitzgerald Cemetery near Paris, Tennessee.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.