Forrest C. Donnell

Forrest C. Donnell ( born August 20, 1884 in Quitman, Nodaway County, Missouri, † March 3, 1980 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician and from 1941 to 1945 the 40th Governor of Missouri.

Early years and career

Forrest Donnell attended the common schools and then the University of Missouri, where he studied under law. After graduating he was admitted in 1907 as a lawyer. Then he started in St. Louis to work in his new profession. Among other things, he represented the city of Webster Grove legally. In the following decades he worked as a lawyer until he was elected as a candidate of the Republican Party as the new governor of his state on November 5, 1940.

Political career

Donnell took up his new post on February 26, 1941. His entire four-year term in office was overshadowed by the events of World War II, in which the United States participated since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. The economic production of Missouri, had to be changed as in all other U.S. states, the armor needs. Soldiers had patterned and made the armed forces available. Within the country, two military training camps were.

Between 1945 and 1951 represented Donnell his state as a Senator in the U.S. Congress in Washington. Then he took his lawyer in St. Louis on again. He is also passed away in March 1980. Forrest Donnell was married to Hilda Hays, with whom he had two children.