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Jerome Francis DONOVAN

(1872-1949)

DONOVAN, Jerome Francis, a Representative from New York; born in New Haven Conn., February 1, 1872; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Yale University in 1894; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New Haven; captain of Company C, Second Regiment of the Connecticut National Guard, 1897-1903; member of the State assembly 1901-1903; auditor of the city of New Haven 1902-1904; secretary of the New Haven civil service commission 1904-1906; moved to New York City in 1910 and was admitted to the New York State bar the same year; special deputy attorney general of New York State 1911-1913; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Murray Hulbert; reelected to the Sixty-sixth Congress and served from March 5, 1918, to March 3, 1921; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; served as deputy attorney general in charge of the legal work of the New York State Labor Department in 1923 and 1924; resumed the practice of law in New York City until his retirement in 1936; moved to Stony Creek, Conn., where he died November 2, 1949; interment in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, New Haven, Conn.

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

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