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John William Downs. Sr.

insurance executive.

John William Downs, Sr., American insurance executive. member Thomason & Downs, 1926-1931, John W. Downs, 1931-1951, Downs & Parsons, since 1952; Member Massachusetts, Boston, Middlesex County bar associations, Delta Theta Phi.; Mason (Shriner, 32,).

Background

Sr., John William Downs, was born on August 23, 1888 in North Eastham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Thomas and Anna Maria (Watts) D.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 1908. Bachelor of Laws, Boston University, 1924.

Career

Harriot (Mistress Joseph J. Urban), John William. Head New England claim department Zurich Insurance Company, 1913-1917. Executive secretary Insurance Federation of Massachusetts, 1917-1926, general counsel, 1926-1948, advisory counsel, since 1948.

Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1926, since practiced in Boston. Member Thomason & Downs, 1926-1931, John W. Downs, 1931-1951, Downs & Parsons, since 1952. General counsel New England Fire Insurance Rating Association, since 1931.

Counsel Massachusetts Life Underwriters Association. Director Boston Insurance Company, Old Colony Insurance Company, Boston Indemnity Company Trustee Charlestown Savings Bank. Chairman Massachusetts Maritime School Commission, 1945-1948.

Membership

Member Thomason & Downs, 1926-1931, John W. Downs, 1931-1951, Downs & Parsons, since 1952. Member Massachusetts, Boston, Middlesex County bar associations, Delta Theta Phi. Mason (Shriner, 32,).

Connections

Married Helen S. Hopkins, September 23, 1914. Children: Barbara H. (Mistress.

father:
Thomas D.

mother:
Anna Maria (Watts) D.

spouse:
Helen S. Hopkins

child:
Barbara H. (Mrs Senior