Gertrude Walton Donahey

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Gertrude Walton Donahey
41st Ohio State Treasurer
In office
January 11, 1971 – January 10, 1983
Preceded by John D. Herbert
Succeeded by Mary Ellen Withrow
Personal details
Born Gertrude Walton
(1908-08-04)August 4, 1908
Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Died July 11, 2004(2004-07-11) (aged 95)
Bexley, Ohio
Resting place East Avenue Cemetery, New Philadelphia, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) John W. Donahey

Gertrude Walton Donahey (August 4, 1908 – July 11, 2004) was an American politician of the Democratic party who served as Ohio State Treasurer from 1971 to 1983.

Donahey, born in Goshen Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, was the first woman to be elected to a statewide executive office in Ohio, and second to Ohio Supreme Court judge Florence Ellinwood Allen. Her husband, John W. Donahey, served for a time as Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. Her father-in-law, A. Victor Donahey, was a Governor of Ohio and a member of the United States Senate.

She died in Bexley, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, aged 95.

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