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ADA Presidents Album


Doctor FitzGerald, of Dubuque, Iowa, became the ninetieth president of the Association at the 1953 meeting in Cleveland. Doctor FitzGerald, an oral surgeon, served as president of the American Society of Oral Surgeons (two terms), the Iowa Dental Association and the Dubuque Dental Society. He was a founding member of the American Board of Oral Surgery and was its executive secretary-treasurer for 22 years. In the American Dental Association, Doctor FitzGerald served as a member of the House of Delegates and as chairman of the Committee on Economics, the Section on Oral Surgery and the Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Economic Research and Statistics. He was born in Iowa in 1898 and died in 1971.

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Content comprises text (a brief biography and historical highlights), facsimile of autograph and a photographic portrait for each ADA President from 1860 to 1977.