Jerome X. O'Donovan

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Jerome X. O'Donovan
Member of the New York City Council
from the 49th district
In office
January 1, 1992 – December 31, 2001
Preceded by None (district created)
Succeeded by Michael E. McMahon
Member of the New York City Council
from the 35th district
In office
January 1, 1983 – December 31, 1991
Preceded by None (district created)
Succeeded by Mary Pinkett
Personal details
Born c. 1944
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Died December 11, 2014 (aged 70)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Vita Cannavo
Alma mater Marshall University (B.A.)
University of Oklahoma (J.D.)
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Rank Captain
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Jerome X. "Jay" O'Donovan (c. 1944 – December 11, 2014) was a former Democratic Party politician from the New York City borough of Staten Island who served in the New York City Council representing the North Shore of that borough. On December 11, 2014, O'Donovan died at his home in the Dongan Hills neighborhood on Staten Island.[1]

Vietnam veteran[edit]

O'Donovan was the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the New York City Council. A United States Marine Corps captain and advisor to the South Vietnam Marines, he was awarded two Bronze Stars and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wrobleski, Tom (December 11, 2014). "Friends, colleagues recall Councilman Jerome X. O'Donovan as 'gentleman warrior'". SILive.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "O'Donovan, Jerome X. - Candidate Details". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Newly created district
New York City Council, 35th District
1983–1991
Succeeded by
Mary Pinkett
Preceded by
Newly created district
New York City Council, 49th District
1992–2001
Succeeded by
Michael E. McMahon