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Noted Texas journalist Hugh Fitzgerald dies
May 6th, 1936
On this day in 1936, journalist Hugh Nugent Fitzgerald died in Austin. The South Carolina native moved to Texas in 1889, where he began newspaper work, first as a sports writer and later as a political commentator. He became managing editor and staff correspondent on the Dallas Morning News, with which he was associated for fourteen years. In the early 1900s he was employed as editor of the Dallas Times Herald for ten years. He later edited the Fort Worth Record and was owner, publisher, and editor of the Wichita Falls Record News, before he joined the Marsh-Fentress interests and established his home in Austin in 1921; there he was chief editorial writer for the Austin American, the Austin Statesman, and allied newspapers for more than ten years.