Amos Townsend

Amos Townsend ( * 1821 in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, † March 17, 1895 in St. Augustine, Florida ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. March 4, 1877 to March 3, 1883 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 20th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Amos Townsend was born 1821 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. An exact date of birth is not known. In Pittsburgh, he attended the public schools. In 1839 he moved to Mansfield, where he worked as a businessman. Later he worked for the United States Marshals Service. In 1858, he moved to Cleveland, where he worked in the supermarket business. Between 1866 and 1876 he was a member of the City Council of Cleveland, of which no less than seven years as president.

1876 ​​Townsend was first in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC selected. There, he represented from now on the 20th electoral district of Ohio. 1878 and 1880 he defended his seat successfully. From 1881 he was chairman of the Committee on Railways and Canals in the House. A re- election in 1882, he refused. He finally retired in 1883 from the House. After his political career, he worked again as a businessman. During a visit in 1895 in St. Augustine, he died. He was buried at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.