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Record:
DOWNING, THOMAS N.
Sources:

Metro Mobile Communicator, Thurs., October 25, 2001

Mary's
Comments:

Thomas N. Downing, 82, former Democratic congressman from Virginia who headed a 1976 House committee that launched new investigations into the assassinations of JFK and MLK murders, he was appointed chairman of the 12-man panel. Downing died Tuesday, October 23, 2001, in Newport News, VA. A persistent critic of the Warren Commission, Downing was the author of a 1976 measure to re-open the JFK case. After the House voted to launch new inquiries into the JFK and MLK murders, he was appointed chairman of the 12-man panel.

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