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Reginald T. Townsend

Reginald T. Townsend, business executive. Member St. Nicholas Society (ex-president), Federation des Alliances Francaise, Society Colonial Wars (ex-governor, director), New England Society (ex. president). Created Commander Legion of Honor (France).

Background

  • Townsend, Reginald T. was born on August 3, 1890 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Son of James Bliss and Eugenie Mathilde (Gilbert) Townsend.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1912.

    Career

    • 1 son, Wharton Anthony Duncan. With Price Brothers & Company, paper mfgrs., Quebec, Canada, 1912-1915. Assistant editor World’s Work, 1915-1917.

      Editor Red Cross Magazine, 1917-1919. Managing editor Country Life, 1919, editor, 1920-1935. President Staten Island Beach Land Improvement Company, 1921-1954.

      Vice president, secretary, and director Lennen & Mitchell, advertising agency, 1935-1951. Vice president, trustee Radio Liberty Committee, Inc., from 1951. Private Motor Battalion, New York National Guard, 1916-1918.

      Captain and major American Red Cross, service in France, 1918-1919. Past president French Institute in the United States. Director Madison Square Boys’ Club.

    Works

    • Author: This, That and the Other Thing, 1929. Mother of Clubs, 1936. 1912—A Twenty-five Year Record, 1937.

      The Comical Chronicle of the Circus Saints and Sinners, 1956. God Packed My Picnic Basket, 1970.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member St. Nicholas Society (ex-president), Federation des Alliances Francaise, Society Colonial Wars (ex-governor, director), New England Society (ex. president). Created Commander Legion of Honor (France). Clubs: Union (past vice president), Coffee House, Dutch Treat, Circus Saints and Sinners (past president) (New York), Colonial (Princeton).

    Connections

    • Married Madeleine Drexel Dahlgren, June 13, 1919. Married second, Ruth Poor Blake, September 17, 1951.
    • father: James Bliss Townsend
    • mother: Eugenie Mathilde (Gilbert) Townsend
    • spouses: Madeleine Drexel Dahlgren
    • Ruth Poor Blake
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    Died November 12, 1977
    (aged 87)
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