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Walter M. Fitzgerald Speech Extracts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3423

This broadside, apparently a newspaper supplement, explains Fitzgerald's opposition to an upcoming bill that would increase taxes in Tennessee. He blames fiscal policies of previous administrations, particularly in regard to railroad bonds, as well as improper or fraudulent behavior of several officials. He also claims that the comptroller, Harris, projects that there will be no deficit so a tax increase is unnecessary. Finally, he recommends cutting government expenses rather than raising taxes.

Also on the broadside are four small news items, about the Peary-Cornell Arctic Expedition, Mount Holyoke College, the Scott Jackson murder appeal, and the war in Armenia.

Dates

  • 1896 September

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This broadside, apparently a newspaper supplement, explains Fitzgerald's opposition to an upcoming bill that would increase taxes in Tennessee. He blames fiscal policies of previous administrations, particularly in regard to railroad bonds, as well as improper or fraudulent behavior of several officials. He also claims that the comptroller, Harris, projects that there will be no deficit so a tax increase is unnecessary. Finally, he recommends cutting government expenses rather than raising taxes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter Marion Fitzgerald was born on February 10, 1868. The 1870 census lists his mother as Ann E. Fitzgerald, and seven older siblings, but no father. He married Ellen Loretto Sullivan on January 22, 1895. He served as a captain in Company A, 4th Tennessee Infantry, in the Spanish American War. He also attended the University of Tennessee Law School as a special student. Fitzgerald died on January 23, 1906 and is buried in Knox County, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480