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John Joseph Donovan

John Joseph Donovan, American civil engineer, lumber. Member City Council, Fairhaven, Washington, 1890-1892.


  • Donovan, John Joseph was born on September 8, 1858 in Rumney, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Patrick and Julia (O’Sullivan) Donovan.

  • Education

    • Graduate Plymouth (N.H.) State Normal School, 1877. Bachelor of Science in C.E., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1882, later C.E., also Doctor of Science, 1932.


    • Civ. engineer N.P. Railway, 1882-1888, in charge Cascade div., 1886-1887, in charge Montana construction, 1887-1888. Chief engineer and manager 3 rys. radiating from Bellingham and sold to G.N., N.P. and C.,M.&St.P. respectively. Built and operated many miles of railroad, etc.

      Has been engaged in lumber business exclusively, since 1906. Director Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Catholic


    Member City Council, Fairhaven, Washington, 1890-1892.


    • Married Clara Isabel Nichols, April. Children: Helen Elizabeth (Mistress.
    • father: Patrick Donovan
    • mother: Julia (O’Sullivan) Donovan
    • spouse: Clara Isabel Nichols
    • child: Helen Elizabeth (Mrs Donovan
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    Born September 8, 1858
    Died January 9, 1937
    (aged 78)