Michigan Mourns The Death Of CURegulator

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LANSING, Mich. - (12/22/04) -- Flags flying over the state capitolwere lowered to half-staff last week to mark the passing of formerState Rep. Frank Fitzgerald, who served as the state's chiefbanking and credit union regulator from 1999 to 2003. Fitzgerald,one of the architects of last year's credit union reform bill, diedDecember 10 of a ruptured aorta, at 49 years old. A Republicanappointee, Fitzgerald was forced out as director of the state'sOffice of Financial and Insurance Services in April 2003 andsucceeded by Linda Watters soon after Democrat Jennifer Granholmtook office.

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