Daily Archive: July 8, 2019

Sheridan Downey – California Politics In The 1930s – Past Daily Reference Room

Sheridan Downey, one of the longer-running Senators from California, started his career in 1924 as a supporter for Progressive Presidential Candidate Robert S. LaFollett. But in 1932 switched parties, becoming a Democrat in support of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1938 Downey was elected to the United States Senate where he...

July 8, 2002 – President Bush Holds A News Conference

July 8, 2002 – President Bush holds a news conference. Smack in the middle of our involvement in Iraq, the war on terror, legislation to prevent corporate abuse, the Enron scandal and the growing concern this might be the tip of the iceberg – a full plate of issues and...