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Francis Shunk Downs, American clergyman. Recipient public testimonial dinner, Berkeley, 1955. On various missions to many countries of Asia, Europe, Africa, 1930.


Downs, Francis Shunk was born on June 3, 1885 in Dover, Delaware, United States. Son of Presley Spruance (Doctor of Medicine and Elizabeth (Brown) D.


Bachelor of Philosophy, Lafayette College, 1906, Doctor of Divinity. Student law University of Pennsylvania, 1906-1907. Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1910.

Postgraduate work in history and political philosophy Johns Hopkins, 1911-1912.


Bayard (Mistress Robert Irwin Wiggins). Married second, Marian Miller Eastburn, May 1, 1956. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1910.

Founder, pastor Calvary Church, Baltimore, 1910-1918. Pastor chs. in Philadelphia and Tyrone, Pennsylvania, 1918-1925. Secretary Board Foreign Missions Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1925-1932.

Pastor First Church, Berkeley, California, 1932-1944, St. Paul’s United Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, 1945-1955. Pastor Presbyterian Church, also stated supply of United Presbyterian Church, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, 1956-1958.


Member Presbytery of Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Presbyterian Church United States of America Interchange preacher Great Britain and United States, 1930. Member World Alliance of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches. Member Executive Committee World Dominion Movement) originator, 1st president Evangelical.

Fellowship Northern California. Member Lingnan U. Council, Canton, China. Member of national corporation, vice president Save the Children Federation.

Member editorial council Religious Digest. Member Lafayette College Alumni Association Northern California (president from 1946), S.A.R. (chaplain-general National Congress 1954-1956), Pennsylvania Temperance League (director), National Temperance League, Inc. (board directors, Executive Committee), Society Colonial Wars, S.R., Friends of Israel Society (nat.

Executive Committee board), History Society Delaware, Presbyterian History Society, Sons of Delaware, Pennsylvania and Princeton (New Jersey) history societies, Pi Gamma Mu, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Indiana; Clubs: City Commons, Commonwealth of California, Rotary.


Married Jane Louise Eckard, June 1, 1910.; married second, Marian Miller Eastburn, May 1, 1956.

Presley Spruance Downs

Jane Louise Eckard

Marian Miller Eastburn