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Paul Henson Townsend

Paul Henson Townsend, business executive. Recipient Purple Heart. Served as captain 315th Field Artillery United States Army, World War 1.; Member Lake Carriers Association (director), Detroit Board Commerce, Detroit Engineering Society, New Jersey History Society, Detroit Society Genealogical Research, Newcomen Society, Alpha Delta Phi.; Member Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.

Background

  • Townsend, Paul Henson was born on December 19, 1889 in Clermont, New Jersey, United States. Son of Eli and Frances (Dryburgh) Townsend.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts honoris causa, Yale, 1918.

    Career

    • Teacher grade schools, Cape May County, New Jersey, 1908-1910, 13-14. Clerk Huron Portland Cement Company, 1919, superintendent plants, ships, 1920-1939, general manager, 1938-1953, vice president, 1942-1953, director, 1944-1969, president, 1953-1959, Chairman of the Board, 1959-1966. Vice-president, director Detroit Chemical Works, 1937-1963.

      Director Federal Motor Truck Company, 1942-1949, National Gypsum Company, 1957-1964. Director advising committee Great Lakes Protective Association, 1940-1958, member Executive Committee, 1940-1957.

    Membership

    Served as captain 315th Field Artillery United States Army, World War 1. Member Lake Carriers Association (director), Detroit Board Commerce, Detroit Engineering Society, New Jersey History Society, Detroit Society Genealogical Research, Newcomen Society, Alpha Delta Phi. Member Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.

    Clubs: Propeller (Detroit), Detroit (Detroit), University (Detroit).

    Connections

    • Married Clarissa Marie Davis, September 3, 1920. Children: Ann (Mistress.
    • father: Eli Townsend
    • mother: Frances (Dryburgh) Townsend
    • spouse: Clarissa Marie Davis
    • child: Ann (Mrs Townsend
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    Born December 19, 1889
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