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Lawyers and Poetry
Clarence Fonteneau Townsend
Clarence Fonteneau Townsend, Rhythmic Fancies and Fantastic Rhymes
Clarence Townsend gave a student address at the commencement at the College of California-Oakland (now the University of California) in 1866. The first graduates of the College of California received their degrees in June, 1864 in Oakland. The University of California-Berkeley Blue and Gold Yearbook, class of 1886 has an entry for: "CLARENCE F. TOWNSEND, A. B. San Francisco Lawyer. Member of Legislature. Solicitor. 1867." Apparently, Townsend received his A.B. in 1867.
Clarence Fonteneau Townsend, Rhythmic Fancies and Fantastic Rhymes (San Francisco: The Blair-Murdock Co., 1915) [online text]