Downs, L. A. (Lawrence Aloysius), 1872-1940
- Existence: 1872 - 1940
Lawrence Aloysius Downs graduated from Purdue University in 1894 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Downs played on the champion 1892 and 1893 football teams and was a member of Chi Epsilon. In 1926, he became the president of the Illinois Central Railroad. He continued to work with railroad companies around the country until he retired.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Lawrence A. Downs papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 96
Scope and Contents The Lawrence A. Downs papers include a thesis with specification drawings, seven albums of news clippings documenting Downs's time working with the Central Illinois Railroad, and a scrapbook documenting his time at Purdue.
Dates: 1894 - 1939