William Townsend (Oneida County, NY)
He was the son of John Townsend (1803–1870) and Sarah (Howell) Townsend (1821–1904). He attended Walton Academy; and graduated from Yale College in 1871. Then he studied law with Charles Mason, was admitted to the bar in 1876, and practiced in Utica.
He was Corporation Counsel of Utica from 1910 to 1911.
- Official New York from Cleveland to Hughes by Charles Elliott Fitch (Hurd Publishing Co., New York and Buffalo, 1911, Vol. IV; pg. 316 and 365)
- Biographical sketches of the members of the Legislature in The Evening Journal Almanac (1883)
- The New York Red Book by Edgar L. Murlin (1903; pg. 99)
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Oneida County, 1st District
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Garry A. Willard
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Henry J. Coggeshall