John S. Donald
|Secretary of State of Wisconsin|
January 6, 1913 – January 1, 1917
|Member of the Wisconsin State Senate|
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly|
John Sweet Donald
January 12, 1869
|Died||January 10, 1934 (aged 64)|
John Sweet Donald (January 12, 1869 – January 10, 1934) was a politician and dentist from the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
Born on a farm near Mount Vernon, Wisconsin in the town of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin, Donald graduated from Northwestern Business College in 1887, in Madison, Wisconsin. He then graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Valparaiso University in 1894. In 1897, Donald received a degree in dentistry from the Chicago College. He was Wisconsin's nineteenth Secretary of State, serving two terms from January 6, 1913 to January 1, 1917. He was a Republican and served under governors Francis E. McGovern and Emanuel L. Philipp. He resided in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin at the time of his election. He served as the Springdale town assessor in 1892. He served as chairman of the Springdale Town Board from 1899 to 1902. Donald served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1903 to 1907. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1907 to 1913. He also owned farms in the town of Springdale and taught agriculture at the University of Wisconsin since 1920. Donald died at his home in Madison from a two-year illness.
- "John Donald, Ex-Secretary of State, Dead". The Capital Times. Madison, WI. January 10, 1934. pp. 1, 6. Retrieved September 27, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- Wisconsin Blue Book 1915, Biographical Sketch of John S. Donald, pg. 484
- "John S. Donald Dies, Aged 64". Wisconsin State Journal. January 10, 1934. pp. 1, 2. Retrieved July 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- Anderson, William J. (1929). William A. Anderson (ed.). The Wisconsin blue book, 1929. Madison, Wisconsin: Democrat Printing Company. p. 144. Retrieved August 23, 2008.
- Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, ed. (2007). "Statistics" (PDF). State of Wisconsin 2007–2008 Blue Book. Madison: Joint Committee on Legislative Organization. p. 721. ISBN 978-0-9752820-2-1. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
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