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Doneghy, Joseph E.

(born: May 26, 1914  -  died: April 23, 1993

Born in Louisville, KY, Joseph Doneghy was a graduate of the University of Toledo Law School [now University of Toledo College of Law] and studied at the University of Chicago School of Social Work [now The Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice at the University of Chicago].

Doneghy was employed as a field worker with the Cook County Bureau of Public Welfare; playground director with the Division of Recreation in Toledo, OH; assistant supervisor of the Negro F.E.R.A. Schools; and probation counselor in the Lucas County Juvenile Courts in Ohio, beginning in 1938.

He chaired the Ohio Pardon and Parole Commission before moving to Washington, D.C., where he was a hearing examiner with the U.S. Parole Board. In 1985, Doneghy retired from his position on the appeals council with the Social Security Office.

For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950; and "Joseph E. Doneghy" in the obituaries of the Washington Post, 4/26/1993, Metro section, p. B4.

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