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DOWN (Soundex D500) — See also AMMIDOWN, ASHDOWN, BOWN, DOAN, DOANE, DOEHNE, DOHN, DOHNE, DON, DONE, DONNE, DOON, DOUGHAN, DOWEN, DOWNARD, DOWNEN, DOWNEND, DOWNER, DOWNES, DOWNEY, DOWNHAM, DOWNIE, DOWNING, DOWNS, DOWNTON, DOWNWARD, DOWNY, DOYEN, DOYNE, DOYON, DROWN, DUN, DUNN, DUNNE, GODOWN, TOWN.

  DOWN: See also William Down Wolle
  Down, Edgar F. — of Highland Park, Wayne County, Mich. Mayor of Highland Park, Mich.; elected 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Down, Edgar F. — of Pleasant Ridge, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Brewerton, Onondaga County, N.Y. Republican. School teacher and principal; member of Michigan state senate 12th District, 1947-48; defeated in primary, 1948. Burial location unknown.
  Down, James H. — of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev. Automobile dealer; candidate for mayor of Las Vegas, Nev., 1935, 1939. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Down, Ralph J. — of Mercer County, Pa. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Mercer County; elected 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


DOWNARD (Soundex D563) — See also AUDENREID, DENARDO, DENHARDT, DENNARD, DENNHARDT, DINARDO, DOWARD, DOWN, DOWNWARD, KOWNACKI, POWNALL.

  Downard, John W. — of West Point, Hardin County, Ky. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Downard, Kelly See Patrick Kelly Downard
  Downard, Patrick Kelly (born c.1946) — also known as Kelly Downard — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born about 1946. Republican. Accountant; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 2004; candidate for mayor of Louisville, Ky., 2006. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Still living as of 2006.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail


DOWNEN (Soundex D550) — See also DOWEN, DOWN, DOWNEND, DOWNER, DOWNES, DOWNEY, DUNION, LANSDOWNE, MCELDOWNEY, MULDOWNEY.

  Downen, Mrs. J. E. — of Durant, Bryan County, Okla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1936. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


DOWNEND (Soundex D553) — See also DENEND, DIANAND, DOWN, DOWNEN, DOWNER, DOWNES, DOWNEY, GROENENDAAL, LANSDOWNE, LEINENDECKER, MCELDOWNEY, MENENDEZ, MULDOWNEY.

  DOWNEND: See also George D. Harger


DOWNER (Soundex D560) — See also BRAWNER, BROWNER, CROWNER, DONER, DONNER, DOONER, DOWER, DOWN, DOWNEN, DOWNEND, DOWNES, DOWNEY, LANSDOWNE, LOEWNER, MCELDOWNEY, MULDOWNEY, OWNER, ROWDEN, TOWNER, WORDEN, WRENDO.

  DOWNER: See also James F. Carens — Henry Ide Eager — Lucius Downer Hazen — Lot Francis McNamara — George Francis McNamara — Raymond Vincent McNamara — Lot Francis McNamara, Jr.
  Downer, Ava — of Wayne County, Mich. Dry candidate for delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 1st District, 1933. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, Avery — of Preston, New London County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Preston, 1830. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, Charles — of Sharon, Windsor County, Vt. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, Edmund E. — Republican. Candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly 3rd District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Downer, Edward M. — of Pinole, Contra Costa County, Calif. Postmaster at Pinole, Calif., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, Frank M. — of Longmont, Boulder County, Colo. Mayor of Longmont, Colo., 1898-99. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, Frederick W. — U.S. Consular Agent in Lethbridge, as of 1899. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, Hunt See Huntington Blair Downer, Jr.
  Downer, Huntington Blair, Jr. (b. 1946) — also known as Hunt Downer — of Houma, Terrebonne Parish, La. Born April 28, 1946. Lawyer; member of Louisiana state house of representatives 52nd District, 1975-2004; Republican candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 2003; candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 3rd District, 2010. Catholic. Still living as of 2010.
  Relatives: Married to Linda Faye Lee.
  Downer, J. W. — of Sierra County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 22nd District, 1867-69. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, Jason — of Wisconsin. Justice of Wisconsin state supreme court, 1864-67; circuit judge in Wisconsin 2nd Circuit, 1869. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, John B. — of Wabasha County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 10, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Downer, John E. — of Poland, Herkimer County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, John M. — of Ourtown, Turner County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 5th District, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, Laura Jane — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  Downer, Samuel M. — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Postmaster at Norwich, Conn., 1842-43. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, Sylvester S. — of Boulder, Boulder County, Colo.; Nevada. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1904 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); candidate for U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, William A., Jr. — of Glassboro, Gloucester County, N.J. Republican. Mayor of Glassboro, N.J.; elected 1930; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Gloucester County, 1936-37. Burial location unknown.
  Downer, William F. — of Whitneyville, Hamden, New Haven County, Conn. First selectman of Hamden, Connecticut, 1901. Burial location unknown.


DOWNES (Soundex D520) — See also BOWNES, DEWSON, DONES, DONIS, DOWENS, DOWN, DOWNEN, DOWNEND, DOWNER, DOWNEY, DOWNS, DUENEZ, LANSDOWNE, LOWNES, MCELDOWNEY, MULDOWNEY, OWNES, SOWDEN, TOWNES.

  Downes, Edward — U.S. Consul in Amsterdam, as of 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Downes, Gary W. — of Delaware. Democrat. Candidate for Delaware state senate 18th District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Downes, George — of Calais, Washington County, Maine. Mayor of Calais, Maine, 1850-51, 1859; resigned 1859. Burial location unknown.
  Downes, George — of Calais, Washington County, Maine. Republican. Postmaster at Calais, Maine, 1903-11. Burial location unknown.
  Downes, J. M. N. — Progressive. Candidate for West Virginia state senate 13th District, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Downes, James E. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downes, John P. — of Illinois. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1957-65, 1965-67, 1967-73 (26th District 1957-65, at-large 1965-67, 28th District 1967-73). Still living as of 1973.
  Downes, Joseph B. (1906-1955) — of Norwich, New London County, Conn. Born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., August 30, 1906. Democrat. Accountant; organist; piano teacher; member of Connecticut state senate 19th District, 1937-40; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1944. Died in Norwich, New London County, Conn., December 20, 1955 (age 49 years, 112 days). Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.
  Downes, L. G. — of Calais, Washington County, Maine. Republican. Mayor of Calais, Maine, 1876. Burial location unknown.
  Downes, Mary K. — of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1996, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Downes, Michael See W. Michael Downes
  Downes, Michael T. — of Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Wallingford; elected 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Downes, Oliver — of Sullivan, Franklin County, Mo. Mayor of Sullivan, Mo., 1957-59. Still living as of 1959.
  Downes, Oliver D. — of Bourbon, Crawford County, Mo. Democrat. Farmer; delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 24th District, 1943-44; candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Crawford County, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downes, W. Michael — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Candidate for mayor of Hartford, Conn., 1999, 2001. Still living as of 2001.
  Downes, Walter M. — of Glastonbury, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Glastonbury; elected 1948; defeated, 1962. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downes, William F. (b. 1946) — Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., 1946. U.S. District Judge for Wyoming, 1994-2011; retired 2011. Still living as of 2011.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Downes, Yvonne — of Eden, Erie County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.


DOWNEY (Soundex D500) — See also CLOWNEY, DONEY, DONI, DONNY, DOWDNEY, DOWN, DOWNEN, DOWNEND, DOWNER, DOWNES, DOWNIE, DOWNY, GROWNEY, LANSDOWNE, LOWNEY, MCELDOWNEY, MULDOWNEY, MULLOWNEY, POWNEY.

  DOWNEY: See also Earl Clinton Adams — Virginia M. Adkins — Francis Brengle — Thomas Cornelius O'Brien — Michael J. O'Brien — Andrew Downey Orrick — Joseph T. St. Lawrence — John Maxwell Stowell — John Downey Works
  Downey, A. M. — of Glendo, Platte County, Wyo. Democrat. Member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, B. D. — Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Governor of Virginia, 1913. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Charles J. — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Christine — of near Inman, Harvey County, Kan. Democrat. Member of Kansas state senate 31st District; elected 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Downey, Edward — of North Carolina. Natural Law candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 3rd District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Downey, Edward L., Jr. — of Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Mayor of Marquette, Mich., 1965, 1968. Still living as of 1971.
  Downey, Ellen — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920, 1924. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Francis W. — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Manchester 5th Ward, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Frank X. — of Illinois. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1957-65, 1965-67 (2nd District 1957-65, at-large 1965-67). Still living as of 1967.
  Presumably named for: Francis Xavier
  Downey, George Eddy (1860-1926) — Born in Rising Sun, Ohio County, Ind., July 11, 1860. Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1915-26; died in office 1926. Died in Washington, D.C., May 24, 1926 (age 65 years, 317 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Downey, Harold See J. Harold Downey
  Downey, J. Harold — of Illinois. Member of Illinois state house of representatives 41st District, 1945-55. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, James B. — of New York. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 44th District, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, James C., Jr. — of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Miss. Mayor of Meridian, Miss., 1957-61. Still living as of 1961.
  Downey, Mrs. James N. — of Michigan. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1927. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Jeremiah F. — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Democrat. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Second Middlesex District, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, John F. — of Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Wallingford; elected 1906; defeated, 1908, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, John Gately (1827-1894) — also known as John G. Downey — of Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ireland, June 24, 1827. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 1st District, 1856-57; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1860; Governor of California, 1860-62; defeated, 1863. Died March 1, 1894 (age 66 years, 250 days). Original interment at Old Calvary Cemetery (which no longer exists), Los Angeles, Calif.; reinterment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  The city of Downey, California, is named for him.
  Downey, John J. — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, John J. — of Orange County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Orange County 2nd District, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, John M. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, John V. — of Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1937-43; member of New York state senate, 1944-46 (3rd District 1944, 6th District 1945-46); defeated, 1946. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Catholic War Veterans; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Holy Name Society; Ancient Order of Hibernians. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Joseph H. — of Brockton, Plymouth County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936 (alternate), 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Joseph J. — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Candidate for mayor of Lynn, Mass., 1999. Still living as of 1999.
  Downey, Keith — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 41-A, 2009-12. Still living as of 2012.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Downey, Norma Rita Morgillo — also known as Norma Morgillo Downey — of New York. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Mother of Thomas Joseph Downey (1949-).
  Downey, O. H. — Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Patrick M. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 25th District, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Downey, R. F. — of Bryan, Brazos County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Downey, Robert F. — of Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, S. C. — of Laramie, Albany County, Wyo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Sheridan (1884-1961) — of Atherton, San Mateo County, Calif.; Claremont, Los Angeles County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., March 11, 1884. Democrat. U.S. Senator from California, 1939-50. Died in San Francisco, Calif., October 25, 1961 (age 77 years, 228 days). His body was donated to the University of California Medical Center.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Wheeler Downey (1839-1902).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Downey, Stephen Wheeler (1839-1902) — of Wyoming. Born in Western Port, Allegany County, Md., July 25, 1839. Treasurer of Wyoming Territory, 1872; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Wyoming Territory, 1879; member of Wyoming territorial House of Representatives, 1887; member of Wyoming state house of representatives, 1893. Died in Denver, Colo., August 3, 1902 (age 63 years, 9 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Laramie, Wyo.
  Relatives: Father of Sheridan Downey (1884-1961).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Downey, Thomas J. — of Plattsburg, Clinton County, Mo. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Missouri 6th District, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downey, Thomas Joseph (b. 1949) — also known as Thomas J. Downey — of West Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Amityville, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Ozone Park, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 28, 1949. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1984, 1988; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1975-93; defeated, 1992. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Mu; Sons of Italy. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Norma Rita Morgillo Downey (1924?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Downey, Virginia See Virginia M. Adkins
  Downey, William G. — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1917. Burial location unknown.


DOWNHAM (Soundex D550) — See also CROWNHART, DENHAM, DONHAM, DONNOM, DOWN, DUNHAM, DUNNAM, NEWNHAM.

  Downham, E. Ethebert — of Alexandria, Va. Mayor of Alexandria, Va., 1887-91; defeated, 1878. Burial location unknown.
  Downham, Ethebert See E. Ethebert Downham
  Downham, McKendree — of Sussex County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Sussex County, 1889-90. Burial location unknown.


DOWNIE (Soundex D500) — See also COWNIE, DONEY, DONI, DONNY, DOWN, DOWNEY, DOWNING, DOWNY, SAWNIE.

  DOWNIE: See also William Livingstone — Wayne Lyman Morse — Charles L. Wohlheter — Walter P. Wohlheter
  Downie, Cullen Leitch — of Alma, Gratiot County, Mich. Village president of Alma, Michigan, 1885-86. Burial location unknown.
  Downie, Joyce — of Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.


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