Townsend, John

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Townsend, John Gender: M
born on 20 September 1916 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°08' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 10°30 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 20°17'

John Townsend (1938)


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1972 (Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Sports : Basketball (Forward and center)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Basketball coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Indiana Basketball)