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Alvin Victor DONAHEY

(1873-1946)
Senate Years of Service:
1935-1941
Party:
Democrat

DONAHEY, Alvin Victor, a Senator from Ohio; born in Cadwallader, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, July 7, 1873; attended the public schools; learned the printer’s trade; employed as a journeyman at New Philadelphia, Ohio, 1893-1905; clerk of Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, 1898-1903; county auditor 1905-1909; member of the board of education of New Philadelphia 1909-1911; delegate to the fourth Ohio constitutional convention in 1912; State auditor 1912; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Ohio in 1920; Governor of Ohio 1923-1929; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1934 and served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1941; was not a candidate for renomination in 1940; engaged in the insurance business and in the manufacture of clay products in Columbus, Ohio; also had interests in banking; died in Columbus, Ohio, April 8, 1946; interment in East Avenue Cemetery, New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Bibliography

Bartlett, Cecil Richmond. Honest Vic: A Biography. Columbus, OH: n.p., 1935; Donahey, Vic. The Beak and Claws of America. Waynesfield, OH: Yale Newspaper Syndicate, 1931.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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