William Cameron Townsend

William Cameron Townsend (July 9, 1896 April 23, 1982) was an American Christian missionary-linguist who founded Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (now SIL International), both of which emphasized translation of the Bible into minority languages and the development of literacy and bilingual education programs.

William Cameron Townsend
Born( 1896 -07-09)July 9, 1896
DiedApril 23, 1982(1982-04-23) (aged 85)
NationalityAmerican
EducationSanta Ana High School
Graduated in 1914
Occidental College
(1914–17)
OccupationMissionary
Linguist
Spouse(s)Elvira Townsend (née Malmstrom)
(Jul 9, 1919 Dec 23, 1944)
Elaine Townsend (née Mielke)
(Nov 6, 1915 July 14, 2007)
ChildrenGrace Goreth (née Townsend)
Joy Tuggy (née Townsend)
Elainadel (née Townsend)
William Crowell Townsend
Parent(s)William Townsend
Molly Townsend

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