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Richard Arthur Townsend

Richard Arthur Townsend, American state financial official.


  • Townsend, Richard Arthur was born on January 10, 1958 in Lincoln, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Albert and Lillian (Washington) Townsend.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Western Michigan University, 1980. Associate of Arts in Finance, Davenport Business College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1982. Master of Business Administration, Grand Valley State College.


    • Assistant branch manager Union Bank & Trust Company NA, Grand Rapids, 1980—1983, branch bank manager, 1983—1984. Debt administrator Department Treasury, State Michigan, Lansing, 1984—1985. Acting state debt administrator, since 1985.

      Founder, managing director Townsend Equipment Company, Inc., Lansing, since 1986. Vice chairman program department social services Youth Companionship Program, Grand Rapids, 1981—1982. Assistant secretary, treasurer Paul I. Philips Block Organization, Grand Rapids, 1982.

      Advisor, sponsor Kent County Junior Achievement, Grand Rapids, 1983. Volunteer driver Lansing area Meals Wheels Program.


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    Denomination: Baptist


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    Racquetball, basketball, tennis, bowling.


    • Married Deborah Elaine Hitchcock Townsend, May 14, 1983. Children: Chenita Charon, Britney Patrice, Richard Arthur III.
    • father: Henry Albert Townsend
    • mother: Lillian (Washington) Townsend
    • spouse: Deborah Elaine Hitchcock Townsend
    • children: Chenita Charon Townsend
    • Britney Patrice Townsend
    • Richard Arthur III Townsend
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    Born January 10, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1980
      Western Michigan University
    • 1982
      Davenport Business College
    • 1980 - 1983
      Assistant, branch manager Union Bank & Trust Company NA
      Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
    • 1984 - 1985
      debt administrator, Department Treasury
      Lansing, Michigan, United States
    • 1985
      acting state debt administrator
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