Jeremiah Donovan

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Jeremiah Donovan
Jeremiah Donovan.jpg
17th Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
In office
1917 – 1921[1][2]
Preceded by Carl Harstrom
Succeeded by Calvin Barton
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th District
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915[1][2]
Preceded by Ebenezer J. Hill
Succeeded by Ebenezer J. Hill
Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 26th District
In office
1905 – 1909[2]
Preceded by District Established
Succeeded by Joseph F. Silliman
In office
1911–1913
Preceded by Joseph F. Silliman
Succeeded by Hanford Weed
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
1903 – 1904[2]
Serving with Wallace Dann
Preceded by Elbert Adams,
John H. Light
Succeeded by Mortimer M. Lee
Personal details
Born (1857-10-18)October 18, 1857[1][2]
Ridgefield, Connecticut[1]
Died April 22, 1935(1935-04-22) (aged 77)[1][2]
Norwalk, Connecticut[1]
Resting place St John's Cemetery
Norwalk, Connecticut[1][2]
Political party Democratic[1]
Residence Norwalk, Connecticut
Alma mater Ridgefield Academy[1]
Occupation Tavern owner

Jeremiah Donovan (October 18, 1857 – April 22, 1935) was a saloon owner and Democratic politician in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1903 and 1904. He served in the Connecticut Senate representing the 26th District from 1905 to 1909, and from 1911 to 1913. He served in the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district from 1913 to 1915. He was the 17th mayor of the city of Norwalk, Connecticut from 1917 to 1921.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut[1] where he attended the public schools and was graduated from Ridgefield Academy. He moved to South Norwalk in 1870. He engaged in the retail liquor business until 1898 when he retired. His saloon at the corner of Washington and Water streets is still in business, now named Donovan's and Mackenzie's.

Political career[edit]

JeremiahDonovan.jpg Donovan was a member of the Norwalk city council and also served as deputy sheriff. Donovan was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from 1896 to 1916. He was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1903 and 1904 and served in the Connecticut Senate 1905-1909. He was elected to the Sixty-third Congress from March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1915, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress. He was the mayor of the city of Norwalk, Connecticut 1917-1921. He retired before dying in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1935. He was buried at St. John’s Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Elbert Adams
John H. Light
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk
1903 – 1904
With: Wallace Dann
Succeeded by
Mortimer M. Lee
Preceded by
District Established
Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 26th District
1905 – 1909
Succeeded by
Joseph F. Silliman
Preceded by
Joseph F. Silliman
Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 26th District
1911 – 1913
Succeeded by
Hanford Weed
Preceded by
Ebenezer J. Hill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1913–March 3, 1915
Succeeded by
Ebenezer J. Hill
Preceded by
Carl Harstrom
Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut
1917–1921
Succeeded by
Calvin Barton