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John Irving Downey, American banker.


Downey, John Irving was born on July 8, 1876 in New York City. Son of John Robert and Mary Louise (Fisher) Downey.


Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1897.


Private practice, New York City, 1897-1913. President John I. Downey, Inc., 1913-1927. Vice president, board directors Bankers Trust Company, 1927-1941.

Vice president, board directors The Fifth Avenue Bank New York (merger Bank New York and Fifth Avenue Bank), retired vice chairman, then trustee. Trustee Franklin Savings Bank, New York, from 1911. Board directors Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

Board directors, executive committee New York Telephone –°ompany.


Chairman building trades committee Red Cross Doctor, 1918. Executive secretary facilities division War Industries Board, 1918. Trustee Provident Loan Society New York, Presbyterian Hospital.

Honorary trustee United Hospital Portchester, New York. Member New York City Chamber of Commerce, Society Colonial Wars, Sons of the American Revolution, St. Andrew's Society, Pilgrims, New England Society, Downtown Association Club, Century Association Club, Union Club, University Club, Union League Club, Yale Club, Apawamis Club, Manursing Island Club.


Married sarah F. Read, January 7, 1903 (deceased). 1 daughter, Sarah Louise Downey Soutter.

John Robert Downey

Mary Louise (Fisher) Downey

sarah F. Read