|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's At-Large district
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
|Preceded by||Walter S. Baring, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||James David Santini|
June 9, 1937|
Bronxville, New York
|Died||June 10, 2003
A real estate broker by profession, he ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972. He expected to face eight-term conservative incumbent Democrat Walter Baring in the general election. However, Baring was defeated in the Democratic primary by a considerably more liberal Democrat, James Bilbray. Boosted by the divided opposition and a late endorsement from Baring himself, Towell won by a narrow margin.
In 1974, Towell ran for reelection, but was soundly defeated by a more conservative Democrat, former judge Jim Santini. Towell ran for the U.S. Senate in 1976 against incumbent Democrat Howard Cannon, but lost by an overwhelming margin. Afterwards, he resumed the real estate business.
- United States Congress. "David Towell (id: T000321)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|United States House of Representatives|
Walter S. Baring, Jr.
|United States House of Representatives, Nevada At-Large
James David Santini
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