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  Donnelly, Phil M.
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NamePhil M. Donnelly
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Lebanon, Missouri , United States
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Born May 16, 1891
DiedSeptember 12, 1961 (70 years)
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InfoPHILIP M. DONNELLY, the forty-first and forty-third governor to serve Missouri, was born in Lebanon, Missouri on March 6, 1891. His education was attained at Lebanon High School, and at St. Louis University, where he earned a law degree in 1913. He established his legal career, serving as the Lebanon city attorney, as well as serving as the Laclede County prosecuting attorney. Donnelly first entered politics as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, a position he held from 1922 to 1924. He also was a member of the Missouri State Senate from 1924 to 1944, serving twice as senate president. Donnelly next secured the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and was elected governor by a popular vote on November 7, 1944. He was reelected to a second term on November 4, 1952. During his tenure, penal reform measures were instituted; the Missouri employment service controversy and prison riots were dealt with; and the Missouri highway commission restructuring bill was vetoed. After completing his final term, Donnelly left office on January 14, 1957 and retired from political life. Governor Philip M. Donnelly passed away on September 12, 1961, and was buried in the Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon, Missouri.

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  11/04/1952 MO Governor Won 52.54% (+5.17%)
  08/05/1952 MO Governor - D Primary Won 60.92% (+21.85%)
  11/07/1944 MO Governor Won 50.94% (+1.96%)
  08/01/1944 MO Governor - D Primary Won 45.78% (+15.86%)
  11/05/1940 MO State Senate 27 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1936 MO State Senate 27 Won 55.64% (+11.28%)
  11/08/1932 MO State Senate 27 Won 63.84% (+27.68%)
  11/06/1928 MO State Senate 27 Won 50.89% (+1.78%)
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