DONDERO, George Anthony

DONDERO, George Anthony
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1883–1968

Biography

DONDERO, George Anthony, a Representative from Michigan; born in Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Mich., on December 16, 1883; attended the public schools; served as village clerk of Royal Oak in 1905 and 1906, as town treasurer in 1907 and 1908, and as village assessor in 1909; was graduated from the Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Mich., in 1910; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Royal Oak, Mich.; village attorney 1911-1921; assistant prosecuting attorney for Oakland County, Mich., in 1918 and 1919; mayor of Royal Oak in 1921 and 1922; member of the board of education 1910-1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1957); chairman, Committee on Public Works (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; resumed the practice of law; died in Royal Oak, Mich., January 29, 1968; interment in Oakview Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Detroit Public Library
Burton Historical Collection

Detroit, MI
Papers: 1960-1969, 12 linear feet. The papers of George Anthony Dondero contain a biography, letters, speeches, certificates, scrapbooks, phonograph records of speeches, photographs of family and public figures, medals, and memorabilia. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

The Getty Research Library
Special Collections

Los Angeles, CA
Papers: In the Gloria de Herrera Papers, ca. 1936-1996, approximately 3 linear feet. Correspondents include George Anthony Dondero.

Michigan State University
University Archives and Historical Collections

East Lansing, MI
Papers: In the John C. Beukema Papers, 1920-1961, 15.66 cubic feet. Correspondents include George A. Dondero.

University of Michgan
The Bentley Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Frank Dwight Fitzgerald Papers, 1928-1944, 28 linear feet and 4 oversize volumes. Correspondents include George Anthony Dondero.
Papers: In the James Frederick Lawton Papers, 1908-1969, 2 linear feet and 4 volumes. Correspondents include George Anthony Dondero.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Dondero, George Anthony. Lincoln--lover of children; address of Hon. George A. Dondero of Michigan, in the House of Representatives, February 12, 1934. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1934.

------. Why Lincoln wore a beard. [Springfield?, Ill.: N.p., 1931].

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