william joseph donovan


William Joseph ("Wild Bill") 1883–1959, U.S. lawyer and military officer: organizer and director of the OSS 1942–45.
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from Ir. Donndubhan "dark brown."
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william joseph donovan

American lawyer, soldier, and diplomat who directed (1942-45) the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II.

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