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Lawrence De Witt Townsend

Lawrence De Witt Townsend, American travel editor. Member advisory committee Art Institute, Chicago, since 1972.


  • Townsend, Lawrence De Witt was born on April 17, 1935 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Lawrence De Witt and Sadie Sylvia (Saloma) Townsend.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, San Diego State University, 1958. Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1960.


    • Radio editor United Press International, Chicago, 1959. Editor Chicago Tribune, 1959-1965, 68-86, executive travel editor, since 1986. Editor International Minerals and Chemical Corporation, Skokie, Illinois, 1965-1968.


    • Editor: Harvey Olson's Europe, 1964.


    Member advisory committee Art Institute, Chicago, since 1972.



    Tennis, reading, writing.


    • Married Carol Jean Kimmel, September 12, 1958. Children: Richard Steven, Laura Diane.
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    • 1958
      San Diego State University
    • 1960
      Northwestern University
    • 1959
      Radio editor United Press Intern, ational
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1965 - 1968
      editor Intern, ational Minerals and Chemical Corporation
      Skokie, Illinois, United States