Arthur Townsend

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Arthur Townsend
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10th Mayor of Murray, Utah
In office
January 1, 1930 – January 1, 1932
Preceded by Isaac Lester
Succeeded by Fred Peters
Personal details
Born September 13, 1868
Derbyshire, England
Died August 28, 1950(1950-08-28) (aged 81)
Murray, Utah
Spouse(s) Lovenia Harker
Children 3
Residence Murray, Utah
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)

Arthur Townsend was mayor of Murray, Utah from 1930 to 1932.[1] A native of Derbyshire England, he was born to William and Ruth Townsend. He came to America when he was 13 years old and later he fulfilled a two year Mormon mission to England. He was a member of the Murray city chamber of commerce and owned the Murray Mercantile Company which he operated for more than 40 years. Prior to establishing the mercantile company he worked on a farm and later as a wallpaper hanger.[2]

Arthur Townsend's home is located in the Murray Downtown Residential Historic District

During his tenure as Mayor, he was noted for making improvements to Murray’s hydroelectric power station located in Little Cottonwood Canyon.[3]


  1. ^ "History of Murray City > Past Mayors". City government of Murray, Utah. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Friends Eulogize Ex-Mayor Arthur Townsend. Murray Eagle September 1, 1950
  3. ^ History of Murray. Murray Eagle January 28, 1937