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George Washington Donaghey
Birth: Jul. 1, 1856
Oakland
Union Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 1937
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Arkansas Governor. After graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1883, he taught school, studied architecture, structural engineering and was proficient in both. When the Indian Territory was first opened for settlement, Donaghey became wealthy as a railroad contractor, (1899-1903). In 1910, he was elected as a Democrat the 22nd Governor of Arkansas, serving until 1913. While in office, he strove to improve public health, education, roads, and railways. Also the Booneville T.B. Sanitarium was created, agricultural schools were developed into Arkansas Tech, Arkansas State, Southern State and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. After leaving the governorís office, he served as president of the Board of Control of State Charitable Institutions, (1922-26). In 1929, he transferred ownership of the Donaghey Building, plus the Federal Bank and Trust Building in Little Rock Arkansas, to Little Rock Junior College. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Heart Disease
 
Burial:
Roselawn Memorial Park
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 09, 2000
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Jul. 11, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Dec. 15, 2013
Governor Donaghey had the Dual-State monument built at his own expense on the Louisiana/Arkansas state line. He envisioned a state park for the residents of this area. A great man, ahead of his time. I would love to add a photo of the monument but here...(Read more)
- Erin Antley
 Added: Sep. 29, 2013
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