Jerome F. Donovan

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Jerome F. Donovan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
March 5, 1918 - March 3, 1921
Preceded by G. Murray Hulbert
Succeeded by Martin C. Ansorge
Personal details
Born (1872-02-01)February 1, 1872
New Haven, Connecticut
Died November 2, 1949(1949-11-02) (aged 77)
Stony Creek, Connecticut
Political party Democratic

Jerome Francis Donovan (February 1, 1872 – November 2, 1949) was a United States Representative from New York.


Donovan was born in New Haven, Connecticut on February 1, 1872. He 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 Army 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 George 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, Connecticut, where he died on November 2, 1949; interment in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Murray Hulbert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Martin C. Ansorge