John F. Donahue

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John F. Donahue (often known as Jack Donahue) (July 28, 1924 – May 11, 2017) was an American businessman.

Donahue was the founder of Federated Investors (headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) in 1955. He had been chairman and chief executive officer of Federated and a trustee/director of the firm from 1989 until April 1998.[1] Mr. Donahue was chief executive officer and a director or trustee of the investment companies managed by subsidiaries of the company. He was the father of J. Christopher Donahue, Thomas R. Donahue, each of whom serves as an executive officer and director of the company.[2] Donahue was a graduate of Central Catholic High School[3] and of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.[1] He died in his home in Naples, Florida on May 11, 2017, aged 92.[4][5][6]


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  3. ^ "Alumni Hall of Fame" and "A Lasting Legacy" Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine.. Central Catholic High School. Retrieved 2011-02-06.
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