Peter Fitzgerald

Peter Fitzgerald REPRepublican

American politician

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Peter FitzgeraldREPRepublican American politician
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Years of Experience
ILResidence (state)

Peter Gosselin Fitzgerald (born October 20, 1960) is a retired American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Illinois. A member of the Republican Party, he served from 1999 to 2005. Fitzgerald defeated Democratic incumbent Carol Moseley Braun in 1998, becoming the first Republican to win a U.S. Senate race in Illinois since Charles Percy twenty years earlier. He had previously served in the Illinois State Senate from 1993 to 1998. Known as a maverick for his willingness to break party lines, Fitzgerald retired from the Senate in 2005 and was succeeded by Barack Obama. After retiring from politics, he and his wife moved to McLean, Virginia. The son of millionaire banking magnate Gerald Francis Fitzgerald, Peter founded Chain Bridge Bank in 2007.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Portsmouth Abbey School
1978
Dartmouth College
Bachelor of Arts
1982
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1982 - 1983
University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctor
1986
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Senator
United States Senate
1998 - 2004
Senator
Illinois State Senate
1993 - 1998
Sought Republican Nomination
United States House of Representatives
1994
Experience
Intern for Representative Philip Crane
Experience
Attorney
Other Experience1 - 3 of 3
Experience
Rotary Foundation International Graduate Scholar
Experience
Senate Centrist Coalition
Experience
Congressional Fire Services Coalition