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Saturday, October 23, 2010

DONOVAN, WILLIAM

Donovan, a partner in the New York law firm of Donovan, Leisure, was a hugely successful corporate lawyer; the charismatic leader of the “Fighting Irish,” the 69th Infantry Regiment, with whom he had ended World War I as America’s most highly decorated war hero with the Medal of Honor; and in 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s choice to head the Office of Strategic Services. He died in 1959.