Legislator Details

Dr. William B. Town
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 54

Vital Records Information:

Date: 7/23/1830
City: Norwich, ON
County: Oxford County, ON
Country: Canada
Date: 3/31/1903
City: Geneva, MI
County: Lenawee County, MI
Country: US
Type of Burial:
Date: 4/4/1903
City: Hudson, MI
County: Lenawee County, MI
Country: US
Cemetery: Maple Grove Cemetery

Marital Information:
married Elmira Cleghorn Smith about 1852; children: 0

Number of Children: 0


Military Service:
Occupation: physician
Race: Caucasian or White

district schools; Michigan University, medical dept., 2 years

Biographical Sketch:
Son of Dr. Nathan and Irene (Tompkins) Town. Moved to Michigan in 1838. He studied medicine under Dr. H. Powers in Rollin, MI. After receiving his medical degree he practiced in Rollin. He was appointed postmaster of Geneva in 1854 and served for 17 years and held other local offices. he was school director for 7 years

Notable Facts:
Death certificate reads W.B. Towne. Committees: Public Health and Industrial School for Girls at Adrian

Sessions Served:

Chamber: House
Party: Democratic
Committees Served On: Public Health , Reform School for Girls
Postions Held:

City of Residence:
County of Residence Lenawee
District: Lenawee 3
District Description:

Date Elected: 11/4/1884
Date Sworn In: 1/7/1885
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Married


Manual 1885 p.161, 585; USCen 1900; Find-a-Grave.com, includes portrait; SeekMI; Bonner 1:210-11, 1:585-86