Governor Fitzgerald dies during 2nd term
March 16 @ 12:00 am
During a bout with influenza, Governor Frank D. Fitzgerald died of a heart attack while in his Grand Ledge home on this day in 1939. He remains the only Michigan governor to die while in office. His son, John Warner Fitzgerald also served the State of Michigan, first in the Michigan State Senate and then as a member, and eventually as chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court.