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state financial official

Richard Arthur Townsend, American state financial official.


Townsend, Richard Arthur was born on January 10, 1958 in Lincoln, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Albert and Lillian (Washington) Townsend.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Western Michigan University, 1980. Associate of Arts in Finance, Davenport Business College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1982. Master of Business Administration, Grand Valley State College.


Assistant branch manager Union Bank & Trust Company NA, Grand Rapids, 1980—1983, branch bank manager, 1983—1984. Debt administrator Department Treasury, State Michigan, Lansing, 1984—1985. Acting state debt administrator, since 1985.

Founder, managing director Townsend Equipment Company, Inc., Lansing, since 1986. Vice chairman program department social services Youth Companionship Program, Grand Rapids, 1981—1982. Assistant secretary, treasurer Paul I. Philips Block Organization, Grand Rapids, 1982.

Advisor, sponsor Kent County Junior Achievement, Grand Rapids, 1983. Volunteer driver Lansing area Meals Wheels Program.


By Christ living within, and by the powerful work of the Holy Spirit, people can inadequately yet genuinely love and live in the spirit of God’s commands.


All Christians, and particularly those in leadership positions, should prayerfully seek God’s mind and will and strongly to consider the potential problems of politicizing the church and the pulpit before endorsing candidates.


Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.


  • Other Interests

    Racquetball, basketball, tennis, bowling.


Married Deborah Elaine Hitchcock Townsend, May 14, 1983. Children: Chenita Charon, Britney Patrice, Richard Arthur III.

Henry Albert Townsend

Lillian (Washington) Townsend

Deborah Elaine Hitchcock Townsend

Chenita Charon Townsend

Britney Patrice Townsend

Richard Arthur III Townsend