Daniel W. O'Donoghue, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. in 1906. He graduated from Georgetown University (A.B. 1927; Ph.D. 1931), Georgetown University Law School (LL.B. 1929) and the University of Southern California (LL.M. 1930).
Admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1929, Mr. O'Donoghue's legal career spanned over 55 years.
As a litigator specializing i civil law, Mr. O'Donoghue represented Providence Hospital, among other major clients, and served on the Hospital Council in the District of Columbia. He also served on the Executive Committee of the Union Trust Company for numerous years.