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Wild Bill Donovan

Wild Bill DonovanAKA William Joseph Donovan

Born: 1-Jan-1883
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY
Died: 8-Feb-1959
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founded the OSS

Military service: US Army (Colonel WWI, General WWII)


[1] Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Son: David Rumsey Donovan (b. 7-Jul-1915, d. 8-Sep-1999)
Daughter: Patricia Hazard Donovan (b. 13-Aug-1917, d. 8-Apr-1940)
Wife: Ruth R. Donovan (b. 4-May-1891, d. 12-Dec-1977)

    University: Columbia University (1905)
    Law School: Columbia University Law School (1907)

    Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
    Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
    National Security Medal 2-Apr-1957
    Congressional Medal of Honor
    US Ambassador to Thailand 1953-54
    Irish Ancestry


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