Adrian FitzGerald


Adrian FitzGerald

Sir Adrian James Andrew Denis FitzGerald, 6th Baronet, 24th Knight of Kerry (born 24 June 1940) is a hereditary knight, a Conservative politician in the UK, and former leading member of the Conservative Monday Club, and sometime Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Family

The eldest son and heir of Sir George FitzGerald, 5th Baronet of Valentia, county Kerry, 23rd Knight of Kerry, MC, by his wife Angela Dora, daughter of Captain James Rankin Mitchell, of Mayfair, Adrian was educated at Harrow School. [ Mosley, Charles, editor, "Burke's Peerage and Baronetage", 106th edition, 1999, Crans, Switzerland, ISBN 2-040085-02-1 p.1064]

Career

A founder-member (1962) of the Conservative Monday Club, he was firstly editor of their "Newsletter", and from 1967 to 1974 editor of their glossy magazine, "Monday World". [ Copping, Robert, "The Story of The Monday Club - The First Decade", London, April 1972, p.6, and 14,] He has served as an elected Councillor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London from 1974 until his retirement in 2002, [ [http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/committeedocuments/pages/Councillor.aspx?id=15 Councillor biography at RBKC] ] as Mayor (1984–85), and as Chairman of their Education and Libraries Committees from 1995. In 1989-90 he was Deputy Leader of the London Fire and Civil Defence Authority. [ Burke's (1999) p.1064.]

Other interests

Sir Adrian has also served as Chairman of Anglo-Polish Society for 1989–92, and is currently its President. He is vice Chairman of the London Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society and a Patron of the "Save Sloane Square campaign" [ [http://savesloanesquare.co.uk/about_us/index.shtml#our_patrons Save Sloane Square] ] and the anti-euthanasia organisation "Alert". [ [http://www.alertuk.org/whoswho Alert's Patrons] ] Sir Adrian is a Knight of Malta, he is currently vice President of the Irish Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

He currently spends his time between his homes in South Kensington, London, and Cappoquin, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland.

References

*(List of Knights). PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE of NORTHERN IRELAND. [http://www.proni.gov.uk/records/private/fitzger.htm The FitzGerald (Knights of Kerry) Papers (MIC/639 and T/3075)] .
*(Other Knighthoods). [http://www.burkes-peerage.net/sites/peerage/sitepages/page66-knight.asp BURKE'S PEERAGE & GENTRY'S A TO Z GUIDE ] .

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