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 George Washington Donaghey

George Washington Donaghey

Birth
Oakland, Union Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 15 Dec 1937 (aged 81)
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 10398 · View Source
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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 governor’s 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


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  • Added: 9 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10398
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Donaghey (1 Jul 1856–15 Dec 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10398, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .