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Thomas Nelms Downing
Birth: 1919
Death: Oct. 23, 2001

He was a Virginia Democrat who represented his native Newport News in Congress from 1959 to 1977. He was a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia Law School and was awarded the Silver Star during World War II. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
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 Parents:
  Lucille Nelms Phillips (1894 - 1987)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia M Downing (1923 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Complications following surgery
 
Burial:
Peninsula Memorial Park
Newport News
Newport News City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Nov 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5971691
Thomas Nelms Downing
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- Sharon Rogers-Fabris
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014
To Congressman Downing who was a thoughtful,dedicated legislator who I had the privilege of knowing.
- Keith Garvin
 Added: Jun. 19, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Oct. 23, 2013
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