John W. Donahey

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John W. Donahey
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John W. Donahey in January 1961
53rd Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 12, 1959 – January 14, 1963
Governor Michael DiSalle
Preceded by Paul M. Herbert
Succeeded by John William Brown
Personal details
Born (1905-08-16)August 16, 1905
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Died March 5, 1967(1967-03-05) (aged 61)
Columbus, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gertrude Walton (1930–1967; his death)[1]
Relations A. Victor Donahey (father)
Children John W. Donahey, Jr.

John William Donahey (August 16, 1905 – March 2, 1967) was an American politician of the Democratic Party, who served as the 53rd Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1959 to 1963.[2][3] Donahey died at Grant Hospital in Columbus in March 1967 of a heart attack.[4]

Donahey's wife, Gertrude Walton Donahey (August 4, 1908 – July 11, 2004) served as Ohio State Treasurer from 1971 to 1983. Donahey was the son of prominent Ohio politician A. Victor Donahey.[5]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Lieutenant Governors Of The State Of Ohio: 1852 - Present". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "State Officer Under DiSalle Is Dead At 61", Athens Messenger, Friday, March 03, 1967, Athens, Ohio, United States Of America
  5. ^ "Gertrude W. Donahey". Ohio History Central. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 

Political offices
Preceded by
Paul M. Herbert
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
John William Brown