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Lawrence Townsend (1860–1954)

Non-career appointee
State of Residence: Pennsylvania
  1. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Portugal)
    Appointed: June 9, 1897
    Presentation of Credentials: August 18, 1897
    Termination of Mission: Presented recall May 29, 1899
  2. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Belgium)
    Appointed: April 12, 1899
    Presentation of Credentials: June 18, 1899
    Termination of Mission: Presented recall May 5, 1905
    • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on December 14, 1899, after confirmation.