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Anthropology educator

John Marshall Townsend, American Anthropology educator. Fellow National Institute of Mental Health, 1968; grantee National Endowment for Humanities, 1983-1985.


Townsend, John Marshall was born on September 1, 1941 in Amarillo, Texas, United States. Son of Tarlton Bird and Virgie Leona (McAlister) Townsend.


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1963; Master of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1972.


Assistant professor anthropology, U. Montana, Missoula, 1972-1973; assistant professor anthropology, Syracuse (New York) U., 1973-1977; associate professor, Syracuse (New York) U., since 1977. Adjunct associate professor State University of New York, College Medicine Health Science Center, Syracuse, since 1990.


Married Carolyn Marie Terkelson, July 2, 1967 (divorced 1974). Married Kimberly Kay Menard, June 2, 1984. Children: Virgie Liana, Kristin Elizabeth, Rebecca Nell.

Tarlton Bird Townsend

Virgie Leona (McAlister) Townsend

Carolyn Marie Terkelson

Kimberly Kay Menard

Virgie Liana Townsend

Kristin Elizabeth Townsend

Rebecca Nell Townsend