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Ernest Charles Downs

Ernest Charles Downs, American government policy analyst. Recipient George F. Mead Fund grant, 1971. Board directors Franklin Area Citizens Association, McLean, Virginia, since 1981; member Neighborhood Watch, McLean Citizens Association; Member of Williams College Alumni Association, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe (honorary).

Background

Downs, Ernest Charles was born on April 13, 1950 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Ernest Charles and Janis Martha (Sayre) Downs.

Education

Bachelor with honors in Political Science, Williams College, 1972.

Career

Director Southeastern Indian Project, Institute Development Indian Law, Washington, 1974—1975. Member professional staff American Indian Policy Review Communications, 1975—1977. Territorial policy analyst Territorial Affairs, Department Interior, 1977—1982.

Chief policy analysis staff, 1982—1983. Policy planner International Security Affairs, Department Defense, 1984—1985. Assistant to director foreign military rights affairs, internat security affairs, 1985—1986.

Consultant to Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs, National Congress of America Indians, Native American Rights Fund, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1977.

Membership

Board directors Franklin Area Citizens Association, McLean, Virginia, since 1981. Member Neighborhood Watch, McLean Citizens Association. Member of Williams College Alumni Association, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe (honorary).

Connections

Married Jill Rosemary Dummer, September 1, 1973.