John Warner Fitzgerald papers: 1952-1982
Summary Information
Title: John Warner Fitzgerald papers
Creator: Fitzgerald, John Warner, 1924-
Inclusive dates: 1952-1982
Extent: 12 linear feet
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Abstract:
Attorney, Michigan State Senator, and Judge; correspondence and other papers primarily from the period when he served in the Michigan State Senate, 1959-1964.
Call number: 851273 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Judge and Mrs. John W. Fitzgerald (donor no. 4510) and came to the library in 1969 and 2009.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Copyright is not held by the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, John Warner Fitzgerald papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

John W. Fitzgerald was born in Grand Ledge, Michigan on November 14, 1924. He graduated from Michigan State University (1947) and the University of Michigan Law School (1954). He was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 1958, 1960, and 1962. In 1964, he was elected judge in the 3rd District of the Court of Appeals. He later served two terms on the Michigan Supreme Court, 1974-1983.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection is arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Michigan State Senate, 1959-1964; University of Michigan Law School; Photographs; Campaign Materials; Michigan Supreme Court; and Press files.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Apportionment (Election law) -- Michigan.
  • Eaton County (Mich.)
  • Elections -- Michigan -- 1964.
  • Grand Ledge (Mich.)
  • Judges -- Michigan.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Photographs.
  • Fitzgerald, John W. (John Warner), 1924-2006.
  • Michigan. Constitutional Convention (1961-1962)
  • Michigan. Legislature.
  • Michigan. Supreme Court.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.
  • Scranton, William Warren, 1917-2013.
  • University of Michigan -- Alumni and alumnae.
  • University of Michigan -- Law School.
  • Fitzgerald, John W. (John Warner), 1924-2006.
  • Adams, Paul L. (Paul Lincoln), 1908-
  • Bentley, Alvin M. (Alvin Morell), 1918-1969.
  • Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968.
  • Chamberlain, Charles E. (Charles Ernest), 1917-2002.
  • Hannah, John A., 1902-1991.
  • Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976.
  • Harvey, James, 1922-
  • Johansen, August E. (August Edgar), 1905-1995.
  • Joiner, Charles Wycliffe, 1916-
  • Kelley, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1924-
  • Leskinski, T. John, 1925-
  • McKay, Frank D., 1883-
  • Peterson, Elly Maude, 1914-2008.
  • Romney, George W., 1907-1995.
  • Ryan, Harold Martin, 1911-
  • Swainson, John B. (John Burley), 1925-1994.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence [series]
Box   1  
1958-February 1963 (27 folders)
Box   2  
March 1963-March 1964 (23 folders)
Box   3  
April 1964-1965 (7 folders)
 
Michigan State Senate 1959-1964 [series]
Box   3  
Newspaper clippings 1959-1964
Box   3  
State legislators and legislative committee assignments 1959
Box   3  
Michigan Crime and Delinquency Council undated
Box   3  
Schools and school aid 1960-1961
Box   3  
Republican state convention 1963
Box   3  
Copies of bills before the State Legislature 1960-1964
Box   3  
Engineering report for freeway, I-496 (Lansing area) 1964
Box   3  
Constitutional Convention, the new state constitution, and its proposed implementation 1960-1964
 
Apportionment
Box   4  
Testimony of August Scholle on the matter of apportionment 1961
Box   4  
General information on apportionment 1962-1964
Box   4  
Newspaper clippings, publicity, etc. on the question of apportionment 1962-1963
Box   4  
Hearings of the state judiciary committee on the problem of apportionment 1962-1963
Box   4  
Legal briefs and petitions brought before the State Supreme Court in the "apportionment case" 1963-1964
Box   4  
Legal briefs and petitions brought before the U.S. District Court in the "apportionment case" 1963-1964
Box   4  
Legal briefs and petitions brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the "apportionment case" 1962-1964
Box   4  
Study by Charles W Shull, entitled Legislative Apportionment in Michigan 1961
Box   4  
Printed material concerning plans for legislative apportionment
Box   4  
Taxes and tax reform 1963
Box   4  
Michigan Employment Security Appeal Board 1960-1961
Box   4  
Presidential campaign of Nelson Rockefeller and William Scranton 1964
Box   4  
Book by Charles Press and Oliver Williams, entitled State Manuals, Blue Books and Election Results 1962
Box   4  
Miscellanea undated (2 folders)
 
University of Michigan Law School [series]
Box   5  
Course notes 1952-1953
Box   6  
Course notes 1953-1954
 
Photographs [series]
Box   6  
Portrait of John W. Fitzgerald
Box   7  
Portraits, JWF as part of groups, miscellaneous
 
Campaign Materials [series]
Box   7  
Michigan State Senate 1959-1964 (2 folders)

(include some legislative miscellanea)

Box   7  
Michigan Court of Appeals
Box   7  
Michigan Supreme Court
 
Michigan Supreme Court 1977-1981 [series]
 
Topical file
Box   7  
Abeyance cases
Box   7  
Board of Law Examiners 1980
Box   7  
Chief Justice
Box   7  
Class Action Rule
Box   7  
Conferences, minutes 1981
Box   7  
Cooley Law Review
Box   7  
Cooley Law School 1978-1981 (5 folders)
Box   7  
Court Administration
Box   7  
Court Administrator
Box   7  
Deferred Grand Summaries 1981
Box   7  
Disqualification of Convicted Felons from Jury Service
Box   7  
Felony murder
 
Fitzgerald, Judge John W.
Box   7  
Memos 1981
Box   7  
Personal 1977-1982 (6 folders)
Box   7  
Annual financial reports (required by Canon 6C)
Box   8  
Friend of the Court
Box   8  
Insurance -- professional liabilities for judges
Box   8  
Invitations 1980-1981 (2 folders)
Box   8  
Judges Liaison Committee 1981
Box   8  
Judicial Coordinating Committee
Box   8  
Judicial Tenure Commission 1981
Box   8  
J.U.R.I.S. program
Box   8  
Jury Plans (proposed analysis and evaluation)
Box   8  
Miscellaneous 1981
Box   8  
State Appellate Defender
Box   8  
State Court Administrative Office
Box   8  
Status reports 1981
Box   8  
Wayne County Court reorganization 1981
 
Legislative Apportionment 1982
Box   8  
Reports, legislative plans, memoranda, court briefs and other documents
Box   9  
Reports, legislative plans, memoranda, court briefs and other documents
Box   10  
Reports, legislative plans, memoranda, court briefs and other documents

(continued)

 
Chronological file

(copies of outgoing correspondence)

Box   11  
1955, 1977-1981 (6 folders)
 
Press file (largely State Supreme Court) [series]
Box   11  
1977 (2 folders)
Box   12  
1978-1981 (6 folders)
Box   12  
Re Judge Thomas Kavanagh
Box   12  
Re Judge John B. Swainson
Box   12  
Earlier clippings (State Senate career)

(unprocessed)

Additional Descriptive Data
Selective Index to Correspondents
Adams, Paul L. (Paul Lincoln), 1908-
  • Mar. 24, 1960, Mar. 24, 1961, Apr. 24, 1961
Bentley, Alvin M. (Alvin Morell), 1918-1969
  • Mar. 24, 1960
Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968.
  • Oct. 7, 1963
Chamberlain, Charles Ernest, 1917-
  • Oct. 7, 1963, Feb. 20, 1964
Hannah, John A., 1902-
  • Jan. 8, 1963
Hart, Philip A. (Philip Aloysius), 1912-1976.
  • Mar. 13, 1961
Harvey, James, 1922-
  • Jan. 18, 1962, Sept. 6, 1962, Mar. 4, 1963
Johansen, August Edgar, 1905-
  • Apr. 22, 1963
Joiner, Charles Wycliffe, 1916-
  • Jan. 29, 1965
Kelley, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1924-
  • Apr. 9, 1963, Nov. 13, 1963, Jan. 22, 1964, Feb. 20, 1964
Leskinski, T. John, 1925-
  • Mar. 12, 1963, Apr. 5, 1963
McKay, Frank D., 1883-1965.
  • Nov. 18, 1963
Peterson, Elly, 1914-
  • Sept. 23, 1963, Oct. 18, 1963, Oct. 22, 1963, Oct. 23, 1963, Oct. 30, 1963
Romney, George W., 1907-
  • Apr. 3, 1963, May 14, 1963, May 21, 1963
Ryan, Harold Martin, 1911-
  • Jan. 9, 1963, Apr. 25, 1963
Swainson, John Burley, 1925-
  • Mar. 16, 1961, Nov. 20, 1963