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Reginald T. Townsend

business executive.

Reginald T. Townsend, business executive. Member St. Nicholas Society (ex-president), Federation des Alliances Francaise, Society Colonial Wars (ex-governor, director), New England Society (ex. president). Created Commander Legion of Honor (France).

Background

Townsend, Reginald T. was born on August 3, 1890 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Son of James Bliss and Eugenie Mathilde (Gilbert) Townsend.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1912.

Career

1 son, Wharton Anthony Duncan. With Price Brothers & Company, paper mfgrs., Quebec, Canada, 1912-1915. Assistant editor World’s Work, 1915-1917.

Editor Red Cross Magazine, 1917-1919. Managing editor Country Life, 1919, editor, 1920-1935. President Staten Island Beach Land Improvement Company, 1921-1954.

Vice president, secretary, and director Lennen & Mitchell, advertising agency, 1935-1951. Vice president, trustee Radio Liberty Committee, Inc., from 1951. Private Motor Battalion, New York National Guard, 1916-1918.

Captain and major American Red Cross, service in France, 1918-1919. Past president French Institute in the United States. Director Madison Square Boys’ Club.

Works

  • Author: This, That and the Other Thing, 1929. Mother of Clubs, 1936. 1912—A Twenty-five Year Record, 1937.

    The Comical Chronicle of the Circus Saints and Sinners, 1956. God Packed My Picnic Basket, 1970.

Membership

Member St. Nicholas Society (ex-president), Federation des Alliances Francaise, Society Colonial Wars (ex-governor, director), New England Society (ex. president). Created Commander Legion of Honor (France). Clubs: Union (past vice president), Coffee House, Dutch Treat, Circus Saints and Sinners (past president) (New York), Colonial (Princeton).

Connections

Married Madeleine Drexel Dahlgren, June 13, 1919. Married second, Ruth Poor Blake, September 17, 1951.

father:
James Bliss Townsend

mother:
Eugenie Mathilde (Gilbert) Townsend

spouses:
Madeleine Drexel Dahlgren

Ruth Poor Blake