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Harold Daniel Donohue (June 18, 1901 – November 4, 1984) was an American politician. He represented the third district and fourth district of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from 1947-1974.

Harold Daniel Donohue
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
January 3, 1947 – December 31, 1974
Preceded byPehr G. Holmes (4th)
Robert Drinan (3rd)
Succeeded byRobert Drinan (4th)
Joseph D. Early (3rd)
Constituency4th district (1947–73)
3rd district (1973–74)
Personal details
BornJune 18, 1901
Worcester, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 4, 1984(1984-11-04) (aged 83)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceWorcester, MA
Alma materNortheastern University School of Law
ProfessionAttorney
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/serviceFlag of the United States Navy (unofficial proportions).svg United States Navy
Years of service1942-1945
Battles/warsWorld War II

Donohue was born in Worcester, Massachusetts June 18, 1901 graduated from St. John's High School in 1920 and from Northeastern University School of Law in 1925. He was a lawyer, councilman and alderman from the city of his birth 1927-1935. Donohue served in the United States Navy, 1942-1945. He was elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947 - December 31, 1974). During his final congressional term, Donohue was the second ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, which considered articles of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon for his role in covering up the Watergate scandal.

He was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974. He died on November 4, 1984, in Worcester, and was interred in St. John's Cemetery in that city.

In 1987, the Harold D. Donohue Federal Building and United States Courthouse was renamed for him.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Harold Donohue (id: D000419)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-05-20
  • "Harold Donohue". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Pehr G. Holmes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 4th congressional district

January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1973
Succeeded by
Robert Drinan
Preceded by
Robert Drinan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1974
Succeeded by
Joseph D. Early