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  Fitzgerald, Peter G.
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NamePeter G. Fitzgerald
Elgin, Illinois , United States
Born October 20, 1960 (61 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedBarack O-blame-a
Feb 28, 2013 10:50pm
Tags Caucasian - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoPeter G. Fitzgerald was elected to the United States Senate on November 3, 1998. He was the first Republican in Illinois to win a Senate race in 20 years, and the only Republican challenger in the country to defeat an incumbent Democratic Senator in the 1998 election cycle.

Born October 20, 1960, Fitzgerald is the youngest member of the U.S. Senate. He serves on the Agriculture, Commerce, Small Business, and Governmental Affairs committees. He is also Ranking Member of the Commerce subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Tourism, which oversees a wide range of issues, including product safety and liability, the insurance industry, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Fitzgerald, a former commercial banking attorney, has played a leading role in the Consumer Affairs subcommittee?s investigation of the Enron Corporation.

Fitzgerald graduated from Dartmouth College in 1982, completed his post-graduate studies as a Rotary Scholar in Greece, and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1986. Fitzgerald and his wife, Nina, have one son, Jake.


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Mar 03, 2009 04:00pm News The senator who wasn't Obama [Peter Fitzgerald]  Article COSDem 
Dec 17, 2008 04:00pm Blog Entry Why the Democrats should nominate Republican Peter Fitzgerald to the U.S. Senate   Article Bob Sacamano 
Mar 16, 2006 05:55pm Interview 'I think we need reform in Illinois' [Interview with Peter Fitzgerald]  Article COSDem 
Jan 03, 2005 12:00am Commentary Senator Peter Fitzgerald: The Unsung Maverick  Article COSDem 

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