03/07/1909 - 02/19/1970

DOWNEY, John J., a Representative from Schuylkill County; born in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pa., March 7, 1909; police officer, Shenandoah; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1933 term and served 3 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1940); reelected to the House for the 1953 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1954); superintendent of schools, Shenandoah (1958-1968); died, February 19, 1970 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; interred, Annunciation B.V.M. Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, West Manahoy Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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