Pat Fulton died in his Baltimore home on May 10, 2011, after a brief and fierce battle with cancer. Born in Cincinnati to James Murdoch Fulton and Anne O’Connor Fulton on April 16, 1944, he grew up in Stuyvesant Town, New York City and Mendham, N.J.
After graduating from Yale University in 1968, he went to California where he worked as a reporter for The Davis Enterprise. From 1975 to 1978 he served on the staff of then-Assemblyman Vic Fazio in Sacramento. In 1978, when Fazio was elected to Congress, he returned to the East Coast, this time to Washington, as Fazio’s legislative director.
From the late 1980s through 2005, Fulton represented a number of California energy- and transportation-related interests, such as the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Sacramento Regional Transit, in Washington.
He leaves his wife, Carolyn Orr Fulton, and his four younger siblings. A memorial service took place June 4 in Sheffield, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Church (CCE), P.O. Box 127, Sheffield, MA 01257, or the Sheffield Land Trust, P.O. Box 940, Sheffield, MA 01257.