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William Henry Downey

economist

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.

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