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M. J. Donovan


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-07-1875 Democratic SD-12 0 Win
09-04-1877 Democratic SD-12 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1847 in Ireland

  • "Senator Donovan does not impress us as being a very bright man, or a particularly well educated one, but we judge him to be a square, honorable person, and one who will always do his best to advance the interest of his constituents." - Source: "Pen Portraits" Compiled by R.R. Parkinson, Submitted by Nancy Pratt Melton as part of the California Genealogy & History Archives

Source: The San Francisco Irish, 1848-1880 by R. A. Burchell (UC Press; 1979)
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)