Susan Walker Fitzgerald (1871-1943) was born in Boston. She was a suffrage leader, speaker, writer and politician. In 1922, she became the first women from the Democratic Party elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. That year was the first time any women were elected to the Massachusetts Legislature, and two were elected that year.
Prior to serving in the House, she was Executive Secretary of the Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government (1907) and the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association (1911). She was Recording Secretary for the large and influential National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) from 1911–1915.