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us: Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961

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        (naf) Laramie (Wyo.)
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        (naf) San Francisco (Calif.)
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        • Organization: (naf) University of Michigan. Department of Law
        • Affiliation End: 1907
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        (naf) University of Michigan. Department of Law
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        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 19390103
        • Affiliation End: 19501130
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        (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
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        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
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        (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
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    • found: Author's Why I believe in the Townsend plan, 1936: t.p. (Sheridan Downey) p. 7 (lawyer, economist, and tax authority)
    • found: LC database, Feb. 5, 2002 (hdg.: Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, February 25, 2015 (Downey, Sheridan, (son of Stephen Wheeler Downey), a Senator from California; born in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., March 11, 1884; attended the public schools; graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1907; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Laramie, Wyo.; moved to Sacramento, Calif., in 1913 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1938; reelected in 1944 and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on November 30, 1950, due to ill health; was not a candidate for renomination in 1950; chairman, Committee on Civil Service (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses); died in San Francisco, Calif., October 25, 1961; body willed to the University of California Medical Center)
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