Bernard Downing

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Bernard Downing (August 14, 1869 in New York City – May 25, 1931 in Liberty, Sullivan County, New York) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Charles Downing and Margaret Oakes Downing. He became an accountant.

Downing was a member of the New York State Senate from 1917 until his death in 1931, sitting in the 140th, 141st, 142nd, 143rd, 144th, 145th, 146th, 147th, 148th, 149th, 150th, 151st, 152nd, 153rd and 154th New York State Legislatures; and was Minority Leader from 1926 to 1931.

He died on May 25, 1931, at the Loomis Sanitarium in Liberty, New York, of intestinal tuberculosis; and was buried at the Calvary Cemetery in Queens.

Sources[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Christopher D. Sullivan
New York State Senate
11th District

1917–1918
Succeeded by
Daniel J. Carroll
Preceded by
James A. Foley
New York State Senate
14th District

1919–1931
Succeeded by
Edward J. Ahearn
Preceded by
Jimmy Walker
Minority Leader in the New York State Senate
14th District

1926–1931
Succeeded by
John J. Dunnigan