David Towell

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David Towell
David Towell.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's At-Large district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by Walter S. Baring, Jr.
Succeeded by James David Santini
Personal details
Born (1937-06-09)June 9, 1937
Bronxville, New York
Died June 10, 2003(2003-06-10) (aged 66)
Reno, Nevada
Political party Republican
Profession Real estate

David Gilmer Towell (June 9, 1937 – June 10, 2003) served a single term as a United States Representative from Nevada, representing the state's at-large district. He was a Republican.

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.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter S. Baring, Jr.
United States House of Representatives, Nevada At-Large
Succeeded by
James David Santini