Downey, Rodney (1950)

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Downey, Rodney (1950)

Subject

Oral History

Description

Rod Downey was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Downey, California for elementary school. As a sophomore in high school, he moved again to Sherwood, Oregon, where he graduated from Sherwood Union High School. After his time in the United States Navy, he attended University of Oregon on the G.I. Bill at age 20. He transferred to Lewis & Clark a year later in 1947. Mr. Downey was a commuter student, an Education major, and a member of Sigma Alpha Sigma at Lewis & Clark. He was a guard on the basketball team and brought Lewis & Clark to their first sports championship in 1949. After graduating in 1950, Mr. Downey was a teacher for third through eighth grades, a vice principal, and a basketball referee for 20 years. He has been married to his wife for 65 years, and has 2 children. Mr. Downey is currently active at Lewis & Clark in the Albany Society and the Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.

Oral history interview of Lewis & Clark alumnus Rodney Downey, conducted by julia Withers on April 5, 2014. History Department, Spring Semester, 2014.

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Lewis & Clark College

Date

April 05, 2014

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PDF

Type

Text

Language

English

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Interviewer

Julia Withers

Interviewee

Rodney Downey

Location

Templeton College Center

Original Format

Audio recording

Duration

01:36:36
http://digitalcollections.lclark.edu/files/original/06ad265e271a5a6461ebe98564ff9dbe.pdf | http://digitalcollections.lclark.edu/files/original/72be86086ed042e45c9410055ae90f7a.mp3