Donovan, William

Donovan, William (Joseph)

(1883–1959) soldier, public official; born in Buffalo, N.Y. A much-decorated World War I veteran, he was an assistant to the U.S. attorney general (1925–29) and served as an unofficial observer for the government in Italy, Spain, and the Balkans (1935–41). Assigned to head the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (1942–45), "Wild Bill" Donovan had responsibility for espionage, counterespionage, and clandestine military operations during World War II. He was ambassador to Thailand in 1953–54.
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The members are Judith Donovan, William Goodwin, John Healey, Heather Jenkins, Richard Percy, Marion Regan, Andy Robertson, and Steve Tapper.
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He is survived by wife, Jackie Ann Drake Donovan, son, Robert Donovan, daughters Brooke Donovan Abola, and Emily Donavan, their families, and his brothers, Marvin Mason Donovan, William Fitz Donaovan and Jefferson Flowers Donovan.