Carole Dowd is the longtime wife of veteran Washington lawyer, John Dowd –the two have been married for many years, meet her below.
Carole’s husband has represented key figures in a variety white-collar criminal matters and investigations. Dowd is known for having represented U.S. Senator John McCain on congressional ethics charges in the “Keating Five” banking scandal in the late 1980s and early 1990s. McCain was cleared in the matter.
Dowd served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was part of a U.S. Department of Justice organized crime unit. He went into private practice in 1978. He worked for many years at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, retiring in 2015.
Most recently he was the lead lawyer in the investigations of possible collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia. But you knew all that already, whom we really want to tell you about is his lovely wife, Carole.
#1 During their decade-long marriage the couple welcomed five children, two daughters and three sons. John and Carole Dowd are the proud parents to Anne, Sarah, Daniel, Michael and Thomas.
#2 All of their five children are married making John and Carole Dowd grandparents to at least 11 grandchildren.
#3 Carole Dowd was born Carole Lockwood Folts in Tennessee, she grew up in Chattanooga, atop Lookout Mountain; one of four children born to Aubrey Fairfax Folts and Frances “Frank” Ingram Lawson. Her siblings are Jennie Frances Crowley, the late Lavens Douglas Folts and Liane Stuart Holt.
#4 The family has spent several summer at Cape Code and Carole Down has also come to love New England, her hubby’s hometown. But the Dowds’ home base is Vienna, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.
#5 Her husband quit being the president’s lawyer following comments he made to the Daily Beast, saying he hoped Mueller’s investigation would be shut down.