US Con -Townsend, Dwight - U.S. Congressman, NY

Dwight Townsend:
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Born: September 26, 1826
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Birthplace: New York City New York
Father: Walter Wilmot Townsend 1794 – 1860
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)
Mother: Annie M. Helme 1798 – 1883
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)

Wife: Emily Hodges 1829 – 1905
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)

Children:
Anna Helmet Townsend Ashmore 1860 – 1932
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York)



Political Party: Democratic Party


Education:

Attended Columbia College

Occupation before War:
Sugar Businessman in Brooklyn New York
1859 – 1865: Member of board Equitable Life Assurance Society

Civil War Career:
1859 – 1865: Member of board Equitable Life Assurance Society
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1864 – 1865: United States Congressman from New York
1864 – 1865: Ranking Member House Claims Committee
1864 – 1865: Member House Coinage, Weights and Measures
1865: Voted against the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution

Occupation after War:
Sugar Businessman in Brooklyn New York
1871 – 1873: United States Congressman from New York
1871 – 1873: Member House Interstate and Foreign Commerce
1875 – 1899: Sugar Businessman in New York



Died: October 29, 1899
Place of Death: New York City New York
Age at time of Death: 73 years old
Burial Place: Green – Wood Cemetery Brooklyn New York
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
He filled the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Henry G. Stebbins on Oct. 24, 1864 and served from Dec. 5, 1864 to March 3, 1865. It was during this term that he voted against the 13th Amendment.
 
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