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John G. Downey7th Governor of California
John G. Downey
7th Governor of California

John Gately Downey (June 24, 1827March 1, 1894) was Governor of California from January 14, 1860 to January 10, 1862. Born in 1827 in County Roscommon, Ireland, he was elected as Lieutenant Governor and became governor upon the resignation of Governor Milton Latham, 5 days after his January 9 inauguration. Downey, California is named after him. He died in 1894 in San Francisco, California.
Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) Seal of the Governor of California (without the Roman numerals designating the governors sequence) See also: List of pre-statehood governors of California, List of Governors of California The Governor of California is the highest executive authority... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... County Roscommon (Ros Comáin in Irish) is a county located in central Ireland. ... This a List of Lieutenant Governors of the State of California, 1850-present. ... Milton Latham 6th Governor of California Milton Slocum Latham (May 23, 1827–March 4, 1882) was Governor of California for five days: January 9–January 14, 1860. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Downey is a city located in southeastern Los Angeles County, California, United States, 21 km (13 miles) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For details about the famous earthquake, refer to the article 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. ...

Preceded by:
Milton Slocum Latham
Governors of California
18601862
Succeeded by:
Amasa Leland Stanford
Preceded by:
John Walkup
Lieutenant Governor of California
January 1860
Succeeded by:
Isaac N. Quinn
Governors of California Seal of the Governor of California
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