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Jerome F. Donovan

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

Jerome F. Donovan
Jerome Donovan.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
March 5, 1918 - March 3, 1921
Preceded byG. Murray Hulbert
Succeeded byMartin C. Ansorge
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1872-02-01)February 1, 1872
New Haven, Connecticut
DiedNovember 2, 1949(1949-11-02) (aged 77)
Stony Creek, Connecticut
Political partyDemocratic
EducationYale Law School
Military service
Allegiance Connecticut
Branch/serviceConnecticut Army National Guard
UnitCompany C, 2nd Regiment
Battles/warsSpanish–American War

Early LifeEdit

Jerome F. Donovan was born in New Haven, Connecticut on February 1, 1872. He attended the public schools, graduated from Yale Law School in 1894, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New Haven.[2]



Donovan joined the Connecticut Army National Guard for the Spanish–American War, and served as captain of Company C, 2nd Regiment from 1897–1903. Afterwards he was active in the United Spanish War Veterans.[3]


A Democrat, Donovan was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1901 to 1903, and New Haven City Auditor from 1902 to 1904. From 1904 to 1906 he was Secretary of the New Haven Civil Service Commission.

Donovan moved to New York City in 1910 and continued to practice law. From 1911 to 1913 he served as a state Special Deputy Attorney General. In 1918 he was elected to the 65th Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Murray Hulbert. Later in 1918 he was elected to a full term in the 66th Congress, and he served in the House from March 5, 1918 to March 4, 1921. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920.

From 1923 to 1924 Donovan served as Deputy Attorney General for the New York State Department of Labor. He then resumed the practice of law in New York City until retiring in 1936.


In retirement Donovan resided in Stony Creek, Connecticut, where he died on November 2, 1949 and was buried at St. Bernard's Cemetery in New Haven.


  1. ^ "DONOVAN, Jerome Francis - Biographical Information". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. ^ Official Congressional Directory. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1920.
  3. ^ United Spanish War Veterans, Department of New York, Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1919, page 528

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U.S. 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