DOWNEY, Thomas Joseph, (1949 - )


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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.