|President Fitzgerald Grant III|
|Portrayed by Tony Goldwyn|
|Full name:||Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III|
|Residence:|| White House |
Santa Barbara, California
|Occupation:|| President of the United States |
Former Governor of California
|Significant Other:|| Mellie Grant (wife) |
Olivia Pope (in love with)
|Relatives:|| Fitzgerald "Jerry" Grant II† (father) |
|Co-Worker(s):|| Cyrus Beene (Chief of Staff)|
Sally Langston (Vice President)
Louise & Lauren (Assistant's)
Tom & Hal (Secret Service detail)
|Enemies:||Sally Langston, Samuel Reston & Billy Chambers|
|Portrayed by:||Tony Goldwyn|
|First appearance:||Sweet Baby|
|Latest appearance:||White Hat's Back On|
President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Thomas Grant III is the 44th and current President of the United States of America. He is a Republican; his wife is Mellie Grant and he has three children with her; two sons and a daughter: Jerry, Karen, and Teddy. He is in love with Olivia Pope and had an affair with her during his presidential campaign and his first few months as President of the United States of America.
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 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. Unbeknownst to everyone, Fitz was beginning to fall for Olivia, so he tried to get her fired off of his election campaign staff. Eventually, they began an affair. (The Trail)
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. (Happy Birthday, Mr. President)
Throughout the course of his campaign, Olivia, Cyrus, Mellie, and Verna Thornton engage in dirty tricks to get Fitz ahead, including leaking false information about Fitz's opponent, Samuel Reston, and, eventually, employing the help of Hollis Doyle to rig electronic voting machines in a single Ohio county, fixing the election to assure Fitz's election. (A Criminal, A Whore, An Idiot, and A Liar)
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.
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 met Olivia Pope during his Primary campaign shortly after the Iowa Caucus. His campaign manager, Cyrus Beene brought her in to help turn around the floundering campaign. Fitz refers to Olivia as the "love of his life" although he has been married to Mellie for 20+ years.
For more on there relationship click here: Olivia Pope & Fitz Grant Relationship.
Cyrus was the campaign manager of Fitz's presidential campaign and is currently his Chief of Staff in the White House and closest friend.
Their friendship came to a stop when Fitz found out about Defiance; he then no longer trusted Cyrus (along with Mellie & Olivia). He specifically kept Cyrus out of the loop on military operations and strategic plans. (Nobody Likes Babies)
But Cyrus managed to work his way back into his good graces, regained his trust which led to their friendship returning. Fitz found out about Cyrus staying at a hotel because James had kicked him out and Fitz told Cyrus to fight for it and to make it work. Top of the Hour / Snake in the Garden)
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. (Molly, You in Danger, Girl)
Since then they've had a dicey relationship, which got worse when Olivia Pope became a part of Fitz's presidency campaign. It's been a back-and-forth battle of they love each other... they hate each other; Mellie planning to leave him but staying; Fitz going off to Olivia and then coming back to Mellie. One of the most dramatic love triangles.
- The character of President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III is opposite in a few ways of the current President of the United States, Barack Obama, most likely to avoid controversy and comparison for issues: Grant is white and Republican, and Obama is African-American and a Democratic.
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|Hell Hath No Fury:|
|Enemy of the State:|
|Crash and Burn:|
|Grant: For the People:|
|White Hat's Off:|
|The Other Woman:|
|All Roads Lead to Fitz:|
|Spies Like Us:|
|One For the Dog:|
|A Criminal, A Whore,|
An Idiot, and A Liar:
|Truth or Consequences:|
|Nobody Likes Babies:|
|Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:|
|Boom Goes the Dynamite:|
|Top of the Hour:|
|Snake in the Garden:|
|Molly, You in Danger, Girl:|
|A Woman Scorned:|
|White Hat's Back On:|