Townsend, Lynn Alfred

Townsend, Lynn Alfred

(1919–  ) business executive; born in Flint, Mich. A University of Michigan M.B.A., he worked for accounting firms before joining Chrysler Corporation as comptroller (1957). He rapidly moved into Chrysler's international operations, becoming president and CEO (1961–66) and chairman and CEO (1967–75).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.