- Category : 1916-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (5,34,50)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Plane 2
American basketball forward and center, an All-Big Ten player for the University of Michigan from 1935 to 1938. In 1938, he was named an All-American. He later played professional basketball for the Indianapolis Kautskys, Oshkosh All-Stars and Rochester Royals.
Townsend later became a lawyer in Indianapolis. He also officiated basketball games in the 1940s for the Big Ten Conference, as well as four Indiana-Kentucky all-star games. He later worked as a broadcaster and coach.
He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1972.
He died on 4 December 2001, aged 85, in Indianapolis, Indiana.