Le Roy D. Downs
|Le Roy Donnelly Downs|
|Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th district
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
|Preceded by||Albert E. Austin|
|Succeeded by||Clare Boothe Luce|
April 11, 1900|
|Died||January 18, 1970
|Resting place||Riverside Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||August 27, 1917 – December 21, 1918|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Early life and family
He was born in Danbury, Connecticut, April 11, 1900. Downs attended the public schools of his native city. He enlisted on August 27, 1917, and served as a corporal in United States Army, with four months' service in France, being discharged on December 21, 1918. He engaged as a newspaper publisher in South Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1923.
Downs was elected to the Seventy-seventh Congress (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1943). He was an unsuccessful for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress, having been defeated by Republican candidate Clare Boothe Luce. He then resumed the newspaper publishing business.
He served as regional representative for the Veterans' Administration in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania from 1961 until his death, January 18, 1970, in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was interred in Riverside Cemetery.
Albert E. Austin
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district
1941 – 1943
Clare Boothe Luce