Charles Champlain Townsend

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Charles Champlin Townsend (November 24, 1841 – July 10, 1910) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Charles C. Townsend was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (now a part of Pittsburgh). He attended the common schools and Western University in Pittsburgh. He worked as a manufacturer of wire rivets and nails. During the American Civil War, he served two years in the Union Army as a private in Company A, Ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Corps, and later as adjutant of the First Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry.

Townsend was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1890. He was again engaged in manufacturing, and died in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, in 1910. He was interred in Grove Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James T. Maffett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district

Succeeded by
Eugene P. Gillespie