John G. Dow

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For the Australian politician, see John Dow (Australian politician).
John G. Dow, New York Congressman

John Goodchild Dow (May 6, 1905 – March 11, 2003) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

He was born in New York City. He graduated from Harvard University in 1927 and received a master's degree from Columbia University in 1937. He was a director of civil defense in Grand View, New York from 1950 until 1964. He was elected to Congress in 1964 defeating 18-year incumbent Katharine St. George and served from January 3, 1965 until January 3, 1969. He unsuccessfully ran for re-election against Martin B. McKneally in 1968 but in 1970 won the seat back from McKneally and served in Congress a second time from January 3, 1971 until January 3, 1973. He was redistricted into New York's 26th congressional district after the 1970 United States Census and lost a re-election bid against Benjamin A. Gilman. He was a delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention. He unsuccessfully ran for Congress again in 1974,1982 and finally in 1990. He died in Suffern, New York.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Katharine St. George
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

1965–1969
Succeeded by
Martin B. McKneally
Preceded by
Martin B. McKneally
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

1971–1973
Succeeded by
Howard W. Robison