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John H. M. Townsend


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1882 Democratic AD-07 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Henry Moses Townsend
Born: November 26, 1848 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Kate M.A. Chisholm (m. 1872)
Children: Ethel, Arthur C., and Eva
Family: Son of John Townsend (First American doctor to settle in California and Mayor of San Francisco)
Died: August 27, 1914 in San Francisco, CA

1877-1879: Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

  • Townsend was born in November 1848 and became an orphan when both parents died of cholera on December 8th and 10th, 1850.
  • Townsend Street in San Francisco is named for Townsend's father.