|Martha Vey Apperson Donohue
- Adam Bernstein - The Washington Post
Martha Donohue, 89, the widow of F. Joseph "Jiggs" Donohue, a prominent District
lawyer who served in the early 1950s as president of the Board of Commissioners, the
District's pre-home-rule governing body, died of respiratory failure Oct. 18 at Capital
Hospice in Arlington.
Mrs. Donohue did secretarial work for the FBI during World War II and later did volunteer
work with the American Red Cross and was a candy striper at the Andrews Air Force
Base hospital. She was a past member of the women's board at Georgetown University
Martha Vey Apperson was a native Washingtonian and graduate of Western High
She married Donohue in 1948. They divorced in 1957, only to remarry several years
later. He died in 1978.
Survivors include her companion of 30 years, John F. Jones of Washington.