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Thomas Joseph Downs, American lawyer. Recipient 175th Anniversary medal of Honor Georgetown University School Law, 1964. Member American, Illinois, Chicago bar associations, Bar Association 7th Federal Circuit, American Judicature Society, Delta Chi.

Background

Downs, Thomas Joseph was born on March 7, 1904 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. Son of James Edward and Mary Gertrude (Cannon) Downs.

Education

Student, Ind.

Career

Bar: Illinois, District of Columbia bars. Partner Downs & Scheib, 1942-1950, Downs, Johnson & Zahler, Chicago and Washington, 1950-1953, Thomas J. Downs, Chicago and Washington, 1953-1970, Downs & Pierce, 1970-1983. Public administrator, Cook County, 1957-1962.

Member, president Medical Center Commission, 1953-1973. Assistant attorney general Illinois, since 1968. Delaware Republican National Convention, 1940, 48, 56, 60, 68, 76.

Republican nominee 2d Illinois District United States Congress, 1942, 44.

Membership

Member American, Illinois, Chicago bar associations, Bar Association 7th Federal Circuit, American Judicature Society, Delta Chi. Clubs: Union League (Chicago), Executives (Chicago), Press (Chicago.

Connections

Married Frances M. Mayrose, June 2, 1931. Children: Sara Ann (Mistress.

father:
James Edward Downs

mother:
Mary Gertrude (Cannon) Downs

spouse:
Frances M. Mayrose

child:
Sara Ann (Mrs Downs