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William Henry Downey

William Henry Downey, American economist. Member Governor of Indiana Mediation Board, 1939-1940.; Member American Economics Association, Catholic Economics Association (co-organizer and 1st secretary 1940-1943), A. A.A.S., Academy Political Science, Indiana Academy Social Sciences (director 1937-1939), American Association University Professors.

Background

  • Downey, William Henry was born on January 24, 1896 in Antigo, Wisconsin, United States. Son of William and Margaret (Foster) Downey.

  • Education

    • Student Minnesota College Law, 1915-1916, Marquette College Law, 1917-1918, Wisconsin State Teachers College, River Falls, 1919-1920, University of Wisconsin, summers 1920, 21. Bachelor of Science, Valparaiso U., 1926. Master of Arts, University Notre Dame, 1928.

      Graduate work University of Michigan, summers 1929, 30.

    Career

    • With Downey-Campbell Construction Company, Milwaukee, 1923-1925. Instructor U. Notre Dame, 1928-1930, assistant professor, 1932-1935, associate professor, 1935-1938, prcf. economics, since 1938, head department economics, 1937-1942. With department social science St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, since 1934.

      Secretary public affairs committee Milwaukee County Council of Defense, 1917-1918.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member Governor of Indiana Mediation Board, 1939-1940. Member American Economics Association, Catholic Economics Association (co-organizer and 1st secretary 1940-1943), A. A.A.S., Academy Political Science, Indiana Academy Social Sciences (director 1937-1939), American Association University Professors.

    Connections

    • Married Norma Eulalia Carroll, June 24, 1925. Children: Margaret Mary (Mistress Donald Vetter), William H., John Carroll.
    • father: William Downey
    • mother: Margaret (Foster) Downey
    • spouse: Norma Eulalia Carroll
    • children: Margaret Mary Downey (Mistress Donald Vetter)
    • William H. Downey
    • John Carroll Downey
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    Born January 24, 1896
    Died 1954
    (aged 57)
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