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Sheridan Downey


Picture of Sheridan Downey
CA Blue Book (1950)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1934 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 1002832 Loss
11-08-1938 Democratic Senate3 1372314 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic Senate3 1728155 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 11, 1884 in Laramie, Wyoming Territory [now Wyoming]
Married: Helen Symons
Children: Five
Family: Brother of Stephen W. Downey
Died: October 25, 1961 in San Francisco, CA

1950: Resigned from the United States Senate on November 30.

  • Resigned due to ill health.
  • Downey's grandson, Sheridan Downey III, was appointed to the Fair Political Practices Commission by Attorney General Bill Lockyer. His term was 2001-2005.
  • PUBLISHED: Downey wrote a number of books including Onward America (1933), Pensions or Penury? (1939), and They Would Rule the Valley (1947).

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []