DOWNEY, Thomas Joseph

DOWNEY, Thomas Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


DOWNEY, Thomas Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Ozone Park, Queens County, N.Y., January 28, 1949; graduated from West Islip High School, West Islip, N.Y., 1966; B.S., Cornell University, 1970; St. John's University Law School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1972-1974; J.D., American University, 1980; served as Suffolk County (N.Y.) legislator, 1972-1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; is a resident of West Islip, N.Y.

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External Research Collections

Cornell University
Martin P. Catherwood Library

Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1978-1992, 100 feet. The Congressional papers of Rep. Thomas Downey and his aides includes bills, constituent correspondence and mailings to constituents, press releases and clippings, and subject files. Subject files especially relate to aging, the environment, women's issues, and transportation. Also in the collection are photographs, video tape, and sound recordings. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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