Dwight Townsend

U.S. Congressperson

1826 – 1899

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Who was Dwight Townsend?

Dwight Townsend was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in New York City, Townsend was educated at the grammar school of Columbia College, New York City. He worked in the sugar business in the early 1860s. He served as member of the original board of the Equitable Life Assurance Society from 1859 to 1865.

Townsend was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry G. Stebbins and served from December 5, 1864, to March 3, 1865.

Townsend was elected to the Forty-second Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits in 1875. He died in New York City on October 29, 1899. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

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Born
Sep 26, 1826
New York
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1899

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on July 23, 2013

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