Stephen Downey

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Birthday
25, 1839
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Aug 3, 1902 (63)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1839
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Aug 3, 1902 (63)

About

American lawyer and Republican politician who served in the House of Representatives from Wyoming from 1879 to 1881. He served as Speaker of the House in 1895.

Before Fame

He fought in the Civil War and was discharged due to wounds sustained at the battle of Harper's Ferry.

Trivia

He sponsored the bill that created the University of Wyoming, becoming known as "The Father of the University of Wyoming"

Family Life

He married Evangeline Victoria Owen in 1872 and they had 10 children.

Associated With

He and Phil Gramm were both congressmen.