Sir John William Downer

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John William Downer, KCMG, KC

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Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Death: August 02, 1915 (72)
North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Downer and Jane Downer
Husband of Una Stella Haslingden Downer and Elizabeth Downer
Father of Alexander Russell Downer; John Henry Downer; Harold Sydney Downer and James Frederick Downer
Brother of Charles Downer; Henry Edward Downer; Alexander George Downer; Amelia Rivaz; Harriet Wicker and 2 others

Occupation: Attorney, Premier South Australia 16 June 1885 until 11 June 1887
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About Sir John William Downer

Sir John William Downer, KCMG, KC (6 July 1843 – 2 August 1915)

Premier of South Australia twice, from 16 June 1885 until 11 June 1887 and again from 1892 to 1893 he was the first of three Australian politicians from the Downer family dynasty.

Born in Adelaide, John Downer (the son of Henry Downer who came to South Australia in 1838 and his wife Jane, née Field) was educated on a scholarship at St Peter's College, Adelaide, where he was a brilliant student. Later (23 March 1867), he was admitted to the bar, and soon won a reputation as being among Adelaide's most talented and eloquent lawyers.

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Sir John William Downer's Timeline

1843
July 6, 1843
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
1872
1872
1874
1874
South Australia, Australia
1875
1875
1910
April 7, 1910
1915
August 2, 1915
Age 72
North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia