|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 8th district
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
|Preceded by||Patrick Murphy|
|Succeeded by||Brian Fitzpatrick|
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Jim Greenwood|
|Succeeded by||Patrick Murphy|
|Member of the Bucks County|
Board of Commissioners
January 17, 1995 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Mark Schweiker|
|Succeeded by||Jim Cawley|
Michael Gerard Fitzpatrick
June 28, 1963
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||January 6, 2020 (aged 56)|
Levittown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Relatives||Brian Fitzpatrick (brother)|
|Alma mater||St. Thomas University, Dickinson School of Law|
Michael Gerard Fitzpatrick (June 28, 1963 – January 6, 2020) was an American lawyer and politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district from 2005 to 2007 and 2011 to 2017.
After loosing his re-election bid in 2006, he was re-elected in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He was a supporter of term limits and did not seek re-election in 2016 and retired in 2017.
He had a moderate conservative position, and ranked among the most bipartisan members of Congress.
Fitzpatrick was diagnosed with colon cancer in June 2008. He reported five months later that the cancer went into remission after chemotherapy. In 2016, he had surgery after the cancer returned and continued to have the disease until his death.
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- John Mullane (2008-11-27). "A second chance". Bucks County Courier Times, archived at WebCite. Archived from the original on March 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
- "Mike Fitzpatrick, a former Republican congressman from the Philadelphia suburbs, has died at 56". Inquirer. January 6, 2020.