Description

Black and white sketch of George W. Donaghey, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

The great builder

Geo. W. Donaghey

Born 1856 at Oakland, Louisiana.. His parents moved to Union County Ark. And later to Faulkner County… George left home at the age of 16 and made his own way… Worked in Texas as a cowboy, farmer and railroad section hand. He attended the University of Arkansas... In 1874 he went to Conway and learned trade of carpenter... Studied architecture and engineering and became a contractor... Erected many important buildings in Southwest.

Arkansas State Capitol

Elected governor 1908 and re- elected 1910... Act passed to establish agricultural schools... Tax commission created.. Act to establish tuberculosis sanitarium... Provision for registration of motor vehicles.. Initiative and referendum amendment to Constitution... Gov. Donaghey supervised the erection of new capitol building..

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 20

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George W. Donaghey, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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