Biography[edit | edit source]
Charles C. Townsend was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (now a part of Pittsburgh). He attended the common schools and Western University in Pittsburgh. He worked as a manufacturer of wire rivets and nails. During the American Civil War, he served two years in the Union Army as a private in Company A, Ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Corps, and later as adjutant of the First Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry.
Townsend was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1890. He was again engaged in manufacturing, and died in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, in 1910. He was interred in Grove Cemetery.
References[edit | edit source]
- Charles Champlain Townsend at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-02-14
- The Political Graveyard
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