Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Townsend, Charles Henry Tyler
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TOWNSEND, CHARLES HENRY TYLER, an American entomologist and biologist, born in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1863. He studied at the Columbian (now George Washington) University in Washington, D. C., at the School of Medicine, then became assistant entomologist in the United States Department of Agriculture. In 1891 he became professor of entomology and zoology at the Agricultural College of New Mexico and the state experiment station. In 1909 he became permanent director of the entomological stations of the United States, and, in 1914, entomological assistant in the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture. Since 1919 he has been chief entomologist of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.