Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961

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Sheridan Downey (b. Mar. 11, 1884, Laramie, Wyo.-d. Oct. 25, 1961, San Francisco, Calif.), lawyer, was a Democratic U.S. Senator from California from 1939 to 1950.

From the description of Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10574300

Biographical Sketch

Sheridan Downey was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1884, the son of Evangeline Victoria (Owen) and Stephen Wheeler Downey. He was educated in the public schools there and was graduated from the University of Michigan in 1907. In the same year he was admitted to the bar and returned to Laramie to practice law. In 1913 he moved to Sacramento where he continued his law career. He made several unsuccessful attempts to win election to public office including a campaign for lieutenant governor in 1934. In 1938 he was elected to the United States Senate and served until his resignation, November 30, 1950. He then practiced law in Washington, D.C. until his death in 1961.

From the guide to the Sheridan Downey Papers, 1929-1961, (The Bancroft Library)

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referencedIn Teggart, Richard Victor, 1903-. Richard Victor Teggart scrapbook of Republican campaign literature for the 1934 California gubernatorial election, 1934. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
creatorOf Wilson, Frank M. Papers relating to land in Alameda County, California : mss., 1889-1930. The California Digital Library
creatorOf Barnes, Harry, 1883-1962. Letters to Sheridan Downey on Orange Cove Irrigation District and Central Valley Project, 1949. Water Resources Collections and Archives, WRCA
creatorOf Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961. Sheridan Downey papers, 1929-1961. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Downey Family. Downey family papers, 1866-1997. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Alumni Association (University of Michigan), Individual Photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1960s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Peirson M. Hall papaers, 1908-1979 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
creatorOf Downey, Sheridan. Exemption of Central Valley Project, California, from excess land provisions of the reclamation laws : a summary of evidence in support of S-912 of the 80th Congress / presented by Senator Sheridan Downey before a Sub-Committee of the Senate Public Lands Committee, June 2, 1947. Water Resources Collections and Archives, WRCA
referencedIn Peter Gulbrandsen Papers, 1917-1954 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961, 1906-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Records of the Farm Service Agency. 1904 - 1983. Administrative Files Relating to the Sale and Requisition of Equipment Owned by Farmers of Japanese Ancestry
referencedIn Arthur Pound Papers, 1928-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Prentiss Marsh Brown Papers, 1902-1973 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Sheridan Downey Papers, 1929-1961 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Teggart, Richard Victor, 1903-. Richard Victor Teggart scrapbook of Republican campaign literature for the 1934 California gubernatorial election [microform], 1934. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. Arthur Pound papers, 1928-1968. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Weinberger, Harry, 1888-. Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1944 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Downey Family papers, 1866-1997 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Henry C. Wahl Correspondence, 1948-1970 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Downey, Stephen W. (Stephen Wheeler), b. 1886. Stephen W. Downey : California water and power attorney : oral history transcirpt / Stephen W. Downey ; tape recorded interviews conducted in Sacramento, Calif. by Willa K. Baum in October, 1956-January, 1957. Regional Cultural History Project, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1956-1957 : and related material, 1956-1957. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 1934-1952 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Barnes, Harry, 1883-1962. person
associatedWith Brown, Prentiss Marsh, 1889-1973 person
associatedWith Central Valley Project (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Downey family. family
associatedWith Downey Family family
associatedWith Downey Family. family
associatedWith Downey, Stephen W., 1955- person
associatedWith Downey, Stephen W. (Stephen Wheeler), b. 1886. person
correspondedWith Gulbrandsen, Peter, 1890- person
associatedWith Hall, Peirson M. (Peirson Mitchell), 1894-1979 person
associatedWith Moody, Blair, 1902-1954 person
associatedWith Owen family. family
associatedWith Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. person
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882- person
associatedWith Teggart, Richard Victor, 1903- person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Alumni Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wahl, Henry C. person
associatedWith Weinberger, Harry, 1888- person
associatedWith Wilson, Frank M. person
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California
California
United States
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Acreage allotments--Law and legislation
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Birth 1884-03-11

Death 1961-10-25

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