He is the father of Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Donovan, formerly of the Baltimore Colts.
- Elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame as a "Non-participant" for his long-time refereeing.
- Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, "Expanded Category" (Referees & Judges & Timekeepers)
- March 27, 1913 Tacoma Times article 
- "Fights I Had to Stop and Why" from a 1939 issue of Liberty magazine: Page 1, Page 2