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In Memoriam: James. E. Fitzmorris

Sugar Bowl Committee, 1973-2021

Sugar Bowl In Memoriam

James Fitzmorris, the former Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana and a member of the Sugar Bowl Committee since 1973, passed away on June 30, 2021, at the age of 99. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, he was a 1939 graduate of Jesuit High School and attended Loyola University. After serving in World War II and rising to the rank of Major, he worked for the Kansas City Southern Railroad, ultimately becoming a vice president. He served three terms as a New Orleans City Councilman and in 1972, he was elected Lieutenant Governor. He operated his own real estate business and consulting firm until 2018. Fitzmorris also served on many boards and was the recipient of hundreds of awards and honors. He is survived by his son and his daughter, as well as many other relatives, including fellow Sugar Bowl members George R. Simno (nephew) and Renny Simno (great nephew).

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