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John Ayman Downs

educator

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.

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