Joseph Downey (Ontario politician)

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Joseph Downey
MPP for Wellington South
In office
May 29, 1902 – November 13, 1911
Preceded by John Mutrie
Succeeded by Henry Scholfield
Personal details
Born Joseph Patrick Downey
January 17, 1865
Puslinch Township, Canada West
Died 1926
Orillia, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Occupation Journalist

Joseph Patrick "Joe" Downey (January 17, 1865 – 1926) was an Ontario journalist and political figure. He represented Wellington South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1902 to 1911 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Puslinch Township, Canada West, the son of Patrick Downey. He served as editor for the Guelph Herald from 1885 to 1907. Downey married Ellen Josephine Coghlan in 1893. In 1910, he was appointed superintendent for the Ontario Asylum for Idiots (later the Huronia Regional Centre). Downey died in Orillia in 1926.


  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1910, EJ Chambers

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