Martin B. McKneally

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Martin Boswell McKneally
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1971
Preceded by John G. Dow
Succeeded by John G. Dow
Personal details
Born (1914-12-31)December 31, 1914
Newburgh, New York
Died June 14, 1992(1992-06-14) (aged 77)
Newburgh, New York
Political party Republican Party
Residence Newburgh, New York
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross
Fordham University School of Law

Martin Boswell McKneally (December 31, 1914 – June 14, 1992) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

McKneally was born in Newburgh, New York. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1936 and Fordham University School of Law in 1940. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1941. He was national commander of the American Legion from 1959 until 1960. He was a special counsel to then Lieutenant Governor Malcolm Wilson. He was elected to Congress in 1968 defeating Democratic incumbent John G. Dow and served from January 3, 1969 until January 3, 1971. He was a candidate for re-election in 1970. It was revealed during the last month of the campaign that he had not paid Federal Income taxes for many years. He claimed that the IRS had over withheld him, but the voters did not believe him and he was defeated by the man he defeated in 1968, John Dow, by a 52% to 48% result.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John G. Dow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

1969–1971
Succeeded by
John G. Dow