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Clarence Page Townsley, American army officer.


Townsley, Clarence Page was born on September 24, 1855 in DeKalb, New York, United States. Son of Honorary Elias Page and Louisa Ellen (Thompson) Townsley.


Graduated from State Normal School, Potsdam, New York, 1872. C.E., Union College, 1876, honorary Doctor of Science, 1913. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1881, Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1884, Torpedo School, Willetts Point, New York, 1885.


Cadet United States Military Academy from Iowa, 1877. Second in command Lieutenant artillery, 1881. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, July 1, 1916.

Major general, N.A., August 5, 1917. Major and chief ordnance officer vols., 1898-1899. During Spanish-American War on staff of chief of artillery and chief ordnance officer, Department of Havana, Cuba, on staff of General Ludlow.

Commandant Coast Artillery School, Fort Monroe, February 1909-September 1911, and commanding 2d Provisional Regiment Coast Artillery in Texas, March-July 1911. Superintendent United States Military, Academy, August 31, 1912-July 1, 1916. Appointed commander 30th Division, National Guard, October 13, 1917.

Retired as brigadier general United States of America, November 29, 1918.


Married Marian Howland, January 7, 1891. Children: Marian Page, Helen Howland, Clarence Page.

Honorary Elias Page Townsley

Louisa Ellen (Thompson) Townsley

Marian Howland

Marian Page Townsley

Helen Howland Townsley

Clarence Page Townsley