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Frank William Donovan, American lawyer, director. Bar: Michigan 1930. Recipient award merit American Chamber of Commerce for Italy, 1967, citation appreciation Greater Michigan Foundation, 1963; Frank W. Donovan Day in recognition cultural contributions City of Detroit, 1963.


Donovan, Frank William was born on September 12, 1905 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Frank Dennis and Catherine (Connor) Donovan.


Bachelor of Arts, Notre Dame U., 1926;Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1929.


Partner, Yerkes, Goddard & McClintock, Detroit, 1932-1938;sole practice, Detroit, 1938-1941;partner, Fulton & Donovan, Detroit, 1941-1950;partner, McClintock, Fulton, Donovan & Waterman, 1950-1973;partner, McClintock, Donovan, Carson & Roach, 1973-1980;partner, Donovan, Hammond, Carson, Ziegelman, Roach & Sotiroff, 1980-1981;partner, Donovan, Hammond, Ziegelman, Roach & Sotiriff, 1981-1986;partner, of counsel, Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, since 1986. Board directors Zenith Labs, Inc., Northvale, New Jersey, Ryerson & Haynes, Inc., Jackson.


  • Bar: Michigan 1930.


Chairman Italian Flood Relief Committee, Detroit, 1966. Chairman Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association, 1966-1969. Chairman board Detroit Grand Opera Association, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Etruscan Foundation, Michigan Opera Theatre, David T. Chase Foundation.

Member senate Stratford Shakespearean Festival Foundation, Canada. Member Metropolitan Opera Association New York. Trustee Sheakespearean Drama Festival Foundation, Incorporated, New York York City.

Board governors American Mental Health Foundation. Member of Detroit (Detroit), Country of Detroit (Detroit), Renaissance (Detroit). Grosse Pointe (Michigan).

La Coquille (Palm Beach, Florida).


Married Helen Turner, June 25, 1938 (divorced May 1947). Children: Frank William, Julia Donovan Darlow, Russell Hodges. Married Elizabeth Chetwoode Hodges, June 19, 1947 (deceased November, 1968).

Married Ana Maria Fuentes-Munizaga, December 8, 1969.

Frank Dennis Donovan

Catherine (Connor) Donovan

Helen Turner

Elizabeth Chetwoode Hodges

Ana Maria Fuentes-Munizaga

Frank William Donovan

Julia Donovan Darlow Donovan

Russell Hodges Donovan