Legislator Details

Emory Townsend
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 36

Vital Records Information:

Date: 10/18/1858
City: Superior Township, MI
County: Washtenaw County, MI
Country: US
Date: 10/18/1933
City: Saginaw, MI
County: Saginaw County, MI
Country: US
Type of Burial: interred
Date: 10/20/1933
City: Saginaw, MI
County: Saginaw County, MI
Country: US
Cemetery: Forest Lawn Cemetery

Marital Information:
married Anna L. Fairman in Plymouth, MI, 10/20/1885; children: Katherine H. (Reynolds), Juliaette L. and Richard E.

Number of Children: 3


Military Service:
Occupation: teacher, miner, lawyer
Race: Caucasian or White

attended common schools and Ann Arbor High School; attended University of Michigan Law School, 1881-82.

Biographical Sketch:
Son of Ransom and Juliaette (Leland) Townsend. After completing his studies, went west and south and mined for 2 years. Located in Saginaw, 1885 to practice law. Served as circuit court commissioner. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1926. member of the Masons, the Maccabees, Foresters, Modern Woodmen of America and others.

Notable Facts:

Sessions Served:

Chamber: Senate
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Executive Business , Industrial School for Boys , Mining School and Mining Interests, Public Lands, Saline Interests
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Saginaw
County of Residence Saginaw
District: 22
District Description: Saginaw County

Date Elected: 11/6/1894
Date Sworn In: 1/2/1895
Date Left Office:

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

Maritial Status: Married


Manual 1895 p.557; Men of Progress p.420, includes portrait; Find-a-Grave.com, includes portrait; SeekMI; http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/23009?c=read&page=431