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TOWNSEND, Dwight, a Representative from New York; born in New York City September 26, 1826; was educated at the grammar school of Columbia College, New York City; engaged in the sugar business in the early sixties; member of the original board of the Equitable Life Assurance Society from 1859 to 1865; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry G. Stebbins and served from December 5, 1864, to March 3, 1865; elected to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); resumed his former business pursuits in 1875; died in New York City October 29, 1899; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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