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Jeremiah DONOVAN

(1857-1935)

DONOVAN, Jeremiah, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn., October 18, 1857; attended the public schools and was graduated from Ridgefield Academy; moved to South Norwalk in 1870 and engaged in the retail liquor business until 1898 when he retired; member of the city council; served as deputy sheriff; delegate to all Democratic National Conventions from 1896 to 1916, inclusive; member of the State house of representatives in 1903 and 1904; served in the State senate 1905-1909; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; mayor of the city of Norwalk, Conn., 1917-1921; retired from active pursuits; died in Norwalk, Conn., April 22, 1935; interment in St. John’s Cemetery.

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

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