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John Ayman Downs

John Ayman Downs, American educator. Decorated Chevalier Des Palmes Academiques. Served as Lieutenant (junior grade), later lieutenant commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946; Member Modern Language Association American, S. Atlantic Modern Language Association (chairman French section 1949-1950), American Association University professors.

Background

  • Downs, John Ayman was born on June 12, 1904 in Hertford County, North Carolina, United States. Son of John A. and Ada Tucker (Taylor) Downs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity North Carolina, 1927, A.M., 1929, Doctor of Philosophy., 1939. Student Bibliotheque National, Paris, 1938.

    Career

    • 1 son, John Upshaw. Instructor French, U. North Carolina, 1927-1931. Professor and department chairman of French, South Georgia State College, 1931-1933. Professor Romance langs.

      Salem (North Carolina) College, 1933-1943. Associate professor Romance langs. U. Georgia, 1946-1947, executive secretary, department modern foreign langs., 1947-1948, professor Romance langs.

      1948-1966; public affairs officer unites states department of State, 5 months, 1947.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served as Lieutenant (junior grade), later lieutenant commander, United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Modern Language Association American, S. Atlantic Modern Language Association (chairman French section 1949-1950), American Association University professors.

    Connections

    • Married Ora Emily Upshaw, June 26, 1931.
    • father: John A. Downs
    • mother: Ada Tucker (Taylor) Downs
    • spouse: Ora Emily Upshaw
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    Born June 12, 1904
    Died August 4, 1966
    (aged 62)
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