George Townsend (politician)

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George Townsend
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1815 (1815-03-04) – March 3, 1819 (1819-03-03)
Personal details
Born1769 (1769)
Lattingtown, New York
DiedAugust 17, 1844(1844-08-17) (aged 74–75)
Lattingtown, New York
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

George Townsend (1769 – August 17, 1844) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Lattingtown, township of Oyster Bay, New York, Townsend engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Townsend was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1819). He died in Lattingtown, township of Oyster Bay, New York, August 17, 1844.


  • United States Congress. "George Townsend (id: T000333)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Lefferts,
Ebenezer Sage
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

with Henry Crocheron 1815–17, and Tredwell Scudder 1817–19
Succeeded by
Silas Wood,
James Guyon, Jr.