Dennis D. Donovan

Dennis D. Donovan (* January 31, 1859 in Texas, Henry County, Ohio, † April 21, 1941 in Napoleon, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1895 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Dennis Donovan attended the public schools of his home and then the Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso. He then worked for some time as a teacher. He also worked in trade and timber business. Between 1885 and 1888 he was postmaster in Deshler. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1887 and 1889 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. After a subsequent law degree from George Washington University and his 1895 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Deshler in this profession.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Donovan was in the sixth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Melvin M. Boothman on March 4, 1891. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 two legislative sessions. Since 1893 he represented there as a successor of Fernando C. Layton the fifth district of his state. In 1894, he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Donovan again practiced as a lawyer in Deshler. In 1897 he moved his residence and his law firm in the city Napoleon, also in Ohio. In 1898, he unsuccessfully sought the nomination of his party for the gubernatorial elections. He died on April 21, 1941 in Napoleon, where he was also buried.