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Manufacturing executive

David Dallam Townsend, American manufacturing executive. Member of the United States Junior Davis Cup Tennis Squad, 1942; 1st Team All American College Soccer award, 1944.

Background

Townsend, David Dallam was born on January 19, 1927 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Sharpe and Lily (West) Townsend.

Education

Student, Auburn University, 1946. Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1949.

Career

Passenger sales manager Grace Line Steamship Company, New York City, 1949-1961. President fiber division Wm. T. Burnett & Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1961-1994.

Retired, 1994

Board directors National Home Furnishings Council.

Membership

President, Charlotte Junior Soccer Foundation, North Carolina, 1965-1969, Charlotte Tennis Foundation, 1968. Board directors Mayor's Sister Cities Committee, 1984-1988. With United States Navy, 1945-1946.

Member American Furniture Manufacturers Association (board directors, president suppliers division 1988-1989), Bon Vivants (president New York club 1960), Delta Psi (president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, boating, gardening, traveling.

Connections

Married Nancy Hawthorne Lenz, December 9, 1950. Children: Nancy Thorne, David Dallam Junior, Edward Lenz.

father:
Charles Sharpe Townsend

mother:
Lily (West) Townsend

spouse:
Nancy Hawthorne Lenz

child:
Nancy Thorne Townsend

child:
David Dallam Junior Townsend

child:
Edward Lenz Townsend