President Fitzgerald “Fitz” Thomas Grant III is the 44th and current President of the United States of America. Fitz’s father Fitzgerald Thomas Grant Jr. and his mother are both deceased. Fitz is an only child. Fitz and his wife Mellie have 3 children: Fitzgerald “Jerry” Thomas Grant IV, Karen Grant, and Theodore “Teddy” Grant. Jerry and Karen currently attend boarding school outside of Washington D.C.
Mellie and Fitz met at Frank’s Tavern in Boston on a blind date set up by Fitz’s father Jerry and one of his old friends. Mellie was a clerk to the friend of Jerry’s. The two went on to attend Harvard Law together.
Fitz is a Rhodes Scholar, a PhD, and J.D. He graduated from Harvard Law School. Fitz spent time as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. He saw combat in the Gulf war where at one point his plane was struck down behind enemy lines in Iran on ‘Operation Remington’ in 1991. He served with Captain Jacob Ballard.
Fitz followed in his father’s footsteps after he left the Navy and began a career in politics. He was the Governor of California before his campaign for presidency in 2008.
Fitz faced Sally Langston (who would later become his Vice President) in the Republican primaries, then ran for the presidency against Samuel Reston of the Democratic Party, Noah Montgomery of the Independent Party, and Matty Bans of the Green Party.
Early in his campaign, he was trailing Sally Langston. At one point, Cyrus Beene, his campaign manager at the time, calls in his former student, Olivia Pope, to help their situation. Olivia suggests that Fitz be seen with his wife, Mellie, more in public as the loving couple they’re supposed to be. This gave him just the publicity he needed.
He became in love with Olivia Pope and had an affair with her during his presidential campaign.
Shortly after Fitz became President – specifically on the night of his State of the Union speech – the affair ended with Olivia’s resignation as Communication Director from the White House Administration once Mellie became aware of the affair and subtly let Olivia know she knew. Their love for each other will seem to never die.
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