Mike Fitzpatrick

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Mike Fitzpatrick
Mike Fitzpatrick, Official Portrait, 2013
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017
Preceded byPatrick Murphy
Succeeded byBrian Fitzpatrick
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded byJim Greenwood
Succeeded byPatrick Murphy
Member of the Bucks County
Board of Commissioners
In office
January 17, 1995[1] – January 3, 2005
Preceded byMark Schweiker
Succeeded byJim Cawley
Personal details
Born
Michael Gerard Fitzpatrick

(1963-06-28)June 28, 1963
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJanuary 6, 2020(2020-01-06) (aged 56)
Levittown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Kathleen Gestite
Children6
RelativesBrian Fitzpatrick (brother)
Alma materSt. Thomas University, Dickinson School of Law
OccupationAttorney

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.[2]

Fitzpatrick was diagnosed with colon cancer in June 2008. He reported five months later that the cancer went into remission after chemotherapy.[3] In 2016, he had surgery after the cancer returned and continued to have the disease until his death.[4]

Fitzpatrick died in Levittown, Pennsylvania on January 6, 2020 from melanoma at the age of 56.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archives: Allentown Morning Call - FITZPATRICK REPLACES SCHWEIKER". pqarchiver.com. January 18, 1995. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. "Our Work: The Lugar Center". thelugarcenter.org. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  3. 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Mike Fitzpatrick, a former Republican congressman from the Philadelphia suburbs, has died at 56". Inquirer. January 6, 2020.