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J. J. Townsend

Lawyer/Civic Affairs

Centurion, 1859–1861

Full Name John Joseph Townsend

Born 8 May 1825 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 5 December 1889 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York

Proposed by James P. Cronkhite

Elected 4 June 1859 at age thirty-four

Archivist’s Note: Brother of Edward M. Townsend; father of John J. Townsend

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