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Downie, Walter Gregory



  • Usage: 1921 - 1999


Walter Gregory Downie graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1942. He was from Texas, and resided as a rancher in Sanderson, Texas for many years after graduation. He married Alice Houston Evans on May 5, 1943.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Walter Downie Campaign Banner Photograph

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0147
Content Description

An outdoor photograph of Walter Downie holding a painted banner draped over a cow that reads: 'This is no bull, Walt Downie for Vice President'. The image was taken during Downie's successful run for Washington and Lee University student body vice - president during the 1941 winter term. Walter Downie graduated from Washington and Lee in 1942 and returned to his home state of Texas where he was a rancher. He died in 1999. An unknown man is also in the image seated and milking the cow.

Dates: 1941