John Allison Fitzgerald
1935 — 2021
John A. Fitzgerald, a long-time professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy, died of complications from lung surgery on March 5, 2021. He was 85. Dr. Fitzgerald came to the Washington area in 1965 as a Research Scientist at the Special Operations Research Office. He joined the Naval Academy faculty in 1966 and taught many courses in Political Science including Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice. He introduced several new courses into the curriculum and was active in mentoring at risk Midshipmen. He served as chairman of the Political Science Department during the 1990's and on numerous committees at the departmental and institutional level. This included the Political...