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This article's subject relates to 24: Legacy.

Henry Donovan was a powerful and rich father of Senator John Donovan. He was the fundraiser of his son's Presidential campaign.

At some point prior to Day 10, his company bought off-market oil from ISIL. The decision was made by one of the regional directors due to a pipeline having been blown up a year earlier, leading to a catastrophic production shortfall. The regional director did not tell Henry about this.

Six weeks prior to Day 10, he was contacted by Jadalla Bin-Khalid, who had evidence of the oil purchase and threatened to go public with it. The only way Henry was able to avoid this was by giving Jadalla the names of six Rangers, which he decided to do, as he balanced the lives of those six men against all the good that could be done by his son's presidency, knowing that the campaign would be over if this scandal became public.

In cooperation with his brother-in-law Luis, Donovan was responsible for misusing Rebecca Ingram and was working to frame Nilaa Mizrani for it. He was taken aback by having to use the deceased rangers as sacrifices. ("Day 10: 2:00pm-3:00pm")

Upon learning from Rebecca that John was kidnapped by the same terrorist he sold the identities of the Rangers to, Henry decided to atone his crimes and informed Rebecca that Luis was the one the terrorists contacted and that Luis dealt with them. He then confronted Luis to give CTU every information he had with the terrorists to save John. When Luis refused, Henry angrily tried to convince him to cooperate. But Luis assaulted him and fled, leaving Henry behind. ("Day 10: 9:00pm-10:00pm")

After the events of the day, Henry was horrified by all that his actions have led to, including the death of Rebecca, and informed his son of his intention to surrender himself for punishment. However, he continued to encourage John to become President. ("Day 10: 11:00pm-12:00pm")

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