A. Victor Donahey

Alvin Victor Donahey (* July 7, 1873 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio; † April 8, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio ) was an American politician (Democratic Party) and from 1923 to 1929 the 50th Governor of Ohio. This state he represented also in the U.S. Senate.

Early years and political rise

Donahey attended the public schools of his home. He then broke out of high school, to learn the printing trade. At the age of 20, he acquired his own print shop in which he then printed a also he has purchased local newspaper. Between 1898 and 1903, Donahey was employed in the management of Goshen Township. From 1905 to 1909 he acted as auditor ( auditor ) in Tuscarawas County. Until 1911 he was also the School Council of the City of New Philadelphia. In 1912 he was a delegate to a conference that revised the Constitution of Ohio. Between 1912 and 1921 he was auditor of the state government of Ohio. In 1920, he competed unsuccessfully for the governorship. In 1922 he was elected as a candidate but then his party as the new head of government, where he prevailed with 50.6 percent of the vote to Republican Carmi Thompson.

Governor of Ohio

Victor Donahey took up his new post on January 8, 1923. After two elections in 1924 and in 1926 he was able to exercise it until 14 January 1929. He went down in the history of Ohio under the name of " veto Vic". Alone in his first term, he laid against 26 bills a veto. Basically, he has every law that would have meant a tax increase, vetoed. Donahey pardoned more than 2,000 people who had been convicted of a violation of the Prohibition Act. The 1920s saw a significant economic boom from the Ohio also benefited. However, it was also the time of greatest power deconvolution of the Ku Klux Klan.

Further CV

After the end of his governorship Donahey became president of an insurance company. Between 1935 and 1941 he represented his state as a Senator in Congress; on a re- nomination, he renounced. Then he went back to his private business. Victor Donahey died in April 1946. He was married to Mary Edith Harvey, with whom he had twelve children.