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DOWNING (Soundex D552) — See also BROWNING, CHEWNING, CHOWNING, CROWNINGSHIELD, CROWNINSHIELD, DOWN, DOWNIE, DUNNING, NING.

  DOWNING: See also Virgil O. Braun — Downing P. Brown — George Anderson Cooke — Carl Trumbull Hayden — Debbie Hogue-Downing — Carl D. Mosier — Francis Swaine Muhlenberg — C. Downing Musgrove — Hal P. Wilson
  Downing, (need first name) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state senate 3rd District, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Adrian P. — of Escambia County, Ala. Delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Escambia County, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Alonzo (b. 1829) — of Sanilac County, Mich. Born in 1829. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Sanilac County 2nd District, 1891-92. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Benjamin Brackett — of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. Democrat. Elected Massachusetts state senate Berkshire, Hampshire & Franklin District 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Downing, Benjamin W. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Bernard (1869-1931) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 14, 1869. Democrat. Accountant; member of New York state senate, 1917-31 (11th District 1917-18, 14th District 1919-31); died in office 1931. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died, of tuberculosis, in the Loomis Sanitarium, Liberty, Sullivan County, N.Y., May 25, 1931 (age 61 years, 284 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Downing and Margaret (Oakes) Downing.
  Downing, Byron L. — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Hartford, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, C. C. — of Plevna, Knox County, Mo.; Newark, Knox County, Mo. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Knox County, 1935-38. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, C. W. — of Florida. Secretary of state of Florida, 1849-53. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Charles (d. 1845) — of St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla. Born in Virginia. Member Florida territorial council, 1837; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Florida Territory, 1837-41. Died in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., 1845. Interment at Huguenot Cemetery, St. Augustine, Fla.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Downing, Charles E. (b. 1873) — of Wayne County, Mich. Born in 1873. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 3rd District, 1913-14; defeated, 1910, 1914; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1932 (primary), 1936; member of Michigan state board of agriculture, 1934-39. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Charles O. — of Laconia, Belknap County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 6th District, 1907-08. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Charles T. — of Newton, Sussex County, N.J. Democrat. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Sussex County, 1932-33; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Coe S. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Kings County, 1830-33; member of New York state senate 1st District, 1835-38. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, D. C. — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Debbie See Debbie Hogue-Downing
  Downing, Debra — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Downing, Denis G. — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Elisha — of Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Postmaster at Lynn, Mass., 1806-08. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Estella — of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. College professor; member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1927. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Eugene B. — of Moulton, Lawrence County, Ala. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, F. W. — of Monroe, Turner County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 5th District, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Finis Ewing (1846-1936) — also known as Finis E. Downing — of Virginia, Cass County, Ill. Born in Virginia, Cass County, Ill., August 24, 1846. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Illinois 16th District, 1895-96; defeated, 1896; candidate for secretary of state of Illinois, 1896. Died in Virginia, Cass County, Ill., March 8, 1936 (age 89 years, 197 days). Interment at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Virginia, Ill.
  Presumably named for: Finis Ewing
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Downing, Frank J. — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Erie County 1st District, 1909. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, George — of Floral Park, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Taxpayers candidate for mayor of Floral Park, N.Y., 1931. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, George A. — of Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md. Republican. Postmaster at Salisbury, Md., 1865-67. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, George W. — of California. Socialist. Delegate to Socialist National Convention from California, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, H. H. — of Front Royal, Warren County, Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1912; member of Virginia state senate 12th District, 1916-19. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, J. — of Brookings, Brookings County, S.Dak. Postmaster at Brookings, S.Dak., 1897-99. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, J. F. See Jerome Francis Downing
  Downing, J. L. — of Sonoma County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 19th District, 1865-67. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, James E. — of Illinois. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1869-71, 1883-85 (28th District 1869-71, 35th District 1883-85). Burial location unknown.
  Downing, James H. — of Hays, Ellis County, Kan. Republican. Postmaster at Hays, Kan., 1899-1904. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, James L. — Democrat. Candidate for New Jersey state house of assembly District 4-A, 1967. Still living as of 1967.
  Downing, James M. — of Aspen, Pitkin County, Colo. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1896 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1904 (alternate). Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Jerome Francis — also known as J. F. Downing — of Erie, Erie County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, John B. — of Middleport, Meigs County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, M. L. — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Mac See T. Mac Downing
  Downing, Maurice E. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 3rd District, 1939-44. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1930 to Teresa Rita Robinson.
  Downing, Maurice J. — of Newport, Sullivan County, N.H. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Michael — of Missouri. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Downing, Minnie — of Danville, Vermilion County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980. Female. Still living as of 1980.
  Downing, Mitchell — of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1888 (16th District), 1912 (26th District); Prohibition candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Neil — of Mackinaw City, Cheboygan County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Emmet District, 1958, 1960; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Downing, Obadiah J. — of Queens County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Queens County 1st District, 1866. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Orren E. — of Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich. Prohibition candidate for Michigan state board of education, 1886; member of Michigan Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Paul H. (1852-1918) — of Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa. Born in Indiana, October, 1852. Republican. Banker; Cedar County Auditor, 1897-1902; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912. Presbyterian. Died September 7, 1918 (age 65 years, 0 days). Interment at Inland Cemetery, Bennett, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Sarah (Moore) Downing (1821-1893) and Albert Gallatin Downing (born 1815).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Downing, Philip (b. 1871) — of Amberg, Marinette County, Wis. Born in Ontario, September 3, 1871. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state senate 30th District, 1941-56. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Robert J. — of Glenview, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1956 (alternate), 1960, 1964 (alternate). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, S. B. — of Higginsville, Lafayette County, Mo. Mayor of Higginsville, Mo., 1938-45. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, T. Mac (b. 1891) — of Macomb, McDonough County, Ill. Born in Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., 1891. Republican. Lawyer; member of Illinois state house of representatives 32nd District, 1935-37; member of Illinois state senate 32nd District, 1937-65. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Ted — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Downing, Thomas Joseph (1867-1927) — also known as Thomas J. Downing; Tom Downing — of McNeals Corner, Lancaster County, Va. Born May 25, 1867. Lawyer; member of Virginia state senate, 1920-27 (34th District 1920-23, 31st District 1924-27); died in office 1927. Died in McNeals Corner, Lancaster County, Va., December 24, 1927 (age 60 years, 213 days). Interment at Downing Family Cemetery, McNeals Corner, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Downing and Catharine Ellen (Payne) Downing; married to Estelle R. Chilton (1870-1946).
  The Downing Bridge (built 1927, rebuilt 1963), over the Rappahannock River, between Tappahannock and Warsaw, Virginia, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Downing, Thomas Nelms (1919-2001) — also known as Thomas N. Downing — of Newport News, Va. Born in Newport News, Va., January 2, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Virginia 1st District, 1959-77. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Lions; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, from complications of intestinal surgery, in a hospital at Newport News, Va., October 23, 2001 (age 82 years, 294 days). Interment at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Downing, Tom See Thomas Joseph Downing
  Downing, U. G. — of Kirksville, Adair County, Mo. Candidate for mayor of Kirksville, Mo., 1930. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Vernon — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, Vincent G. — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Conservative. Candidate for New York state assembly 32nd District, 1965. Still living as of 1965.
  Downing, W. C. — of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, W. G. — of Great Falls, Cascade County, Mont. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, W. H. — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, William G. — Member of Missouri state senate 12th District, 1883-88. Burial location unknown.
  Downing, William S. — of Brazil, Clay County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Downing, Yuri — of Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz. Libertarian. Candidate for Arizona state senate 17th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.


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