Frederick W. Donnelly
Donnelly attended Trenton public schools and the State Model School. He later attended the Episcopal School in Burlington, New Jersey and studied at the Rider Business College (now Rider University). He worked for several years as a traveling salesman for a New York wholesale clothing business before returning to Trenton and assuming management of his father's clothing store.
Donnelly became mayor in 1911 when the first city commission was organized. He was reelected every four years until 1931. The following year he resigned as mayor due to health reasons and was succeeded by George B. Labarre.
While mayor he advocated deeper waterways and served as president of the Trenton-Philadelphia-New York Deeper Waterways Association, which he organized. In 1924 he was the Democratic nominee for United States Senate, losing to the Republican incumbent, Walter Evans Edge.
In 1935 he died at a hospital in Summit, New Jersey at the age of 69.
- "F. Donnelly Dead. 21 Years as Mayor. Trenton Leader Resigned in 1932 Because of Health. His Father Mayor 1884-86". New York Times. September 26, 1935. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
- History of Monmouth County, New Jersey, 1664-1920 (1922).
- Scannell's New Jersey First Citizens, 1919-1920. J.J. Scannell, 1919.
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