DOW, John Goodchild, a Representative from New York; born in New York, N.Y., May 6, 1905;
attended the public schools of Canton, Mass.; A.B., Harvard College, Cambridge,
Mass., 1927; M.A., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1937; systems analyst
for large corporations, 1929-1964; director of civil defense in Grand View,
N.Y., 1950-1964; chair, Zoning Board of Appeals, Grand View, N.Y., 1964;
unsuccessful candidate for the New York state legislature in 1954 and 1956;
elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the succeeding Congress
(January 3, 1965-January 3, 1969); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the
Ninety-first Congress in 1968; delegate to Democratic National Convention,
1968; staff assistant, United States Congress; elected to the Ninety-second
Congress (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for
reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; unsuccessful candidate for
election to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; assistant director, New York
State comprehensive employment training act program, 1976-1982; founder,
Americans Against Nuclear War, 1980; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to
the Ninety-eighth Congress in 1982; died on March 11, 2003, in Suffern, N.Y.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: John G. Dow, Democratic Representative from
New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.