John Vernard Dowdy (February 11, 1912 - April 12, 1995) was an American politician. Dowdy was a Democratic member of the House of Representatives from the 7th District of Texas from 1953 to 1967 and then served as a congressman from the 2nd District of Texas until 1973 when he decided to retire.
Dowdy was born in Waco, Texas and lived in Texas for most of his life. He was a lawyer before entering politics. Dowdy died in Athens, Texas.