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Paul Henson Townsend

business executive.

Paul Henson Townsend, business executive. Recipient Purple Heart. Served as captain 315th Field Artillery United States Army, World War 1.; Member Lake Carriers Association (director), Detroit Board Commerce, Detroit Engineering Society, New Jersey History Society, Detroit Society Genealogical Research, Newcomen Society, Alpha Delta Phi.; Member Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.

Background

Townsend, Paul Henson was born on December 19, 1889 in Clermont, New Jersey, United States. Son of Eli and Frances (Dryburgh) Townsend.

Education

Bachelor of Arts honoris causa, Yale, 1918.

Career

Teacher grade schools, Cape May County, New Jersey, 1908-1910, 13-14. Clerk Huron Portland Cement Company, 1919, superintendent plants, ships, 1920-1939, general manager, 1938-1953, vice president, 1942-1953, director, 1944-1969, president, 1953-1959, Chairman of the Board, 1959-1966. Vice-president, director Detroit Chemical Works, 1937-1963.

Director Federal Motor Truck Company, 1942-1949, National Gypsum Company, 1957-1964. Director advising committee Great Lakes Protective Association, 1940-1958, member Executive Committee, 1940-1957.

Membership

Served as captain 315th Field Artillery United States Army, World War 1. Member Lake Carriers Association (director), Detroit Board Commerce, Detroit Engineering Society, New Jersey History Society, Detroit Society Genealogical Research, Newcomen Society, Alpha Delta Phi. Member Grosse Pointe Memorial Church.

Clubs: Propeller (Detroit), Detroit (Detroit), University (Detroit).

Connections

Married Clarissa Marie Davis, September 3, 1920. Children: Ann (Mistress.

father:
Eli Townsend

mother:
Frances (Dryburgh) Townsend

spouse:
Clarissa Marie Davis

child:
Ann (Mrs Townsend