Born: March 11, 1884 in Laramie, Wyoming Territory [now Wyoming]
Married: Helen Symons
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) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]