John G. Dow

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John G. Dow
John G. Dow.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byMartin B. McKneally
Succeeded byHoward W. Robison
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1969
Preceded byKatharine St. George
Succeeded byMartin B. McKneally
Personal details
Born
John Goodchild Dow

(1905-05-06)May 6, 1905
New York City, New York
DiedMarch 11, 2003(2003-03-11) (aged 97)
Suffern, New York
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHarvard University
Columbia University

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, the son of Elizabeth (Goodchild) and architect, artist, and author Joy Wheeler Dow. He was raised in Kennebunkport, Maine.[1] 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.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John G. Dow (id: D000462)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. 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
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Mike Mansfield
Oldest Living United States Representative
(Sitting or Former)

October 5, 2001 – March 11, 2003
Succeeded by
Augustus F. Hawkins