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John Goodchild DOW

(1905-2003)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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