Townsend Harris


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United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)

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Fabre is one of a long line of men--Lafcadio Hearn and Townsend Harris are two others--largely forgotten at home but enshrined in the collective consciousness of the Japanese.
Consul Townsend Harris became America's first diplomatic representative to Japan in August 1856.
East, Dix Hills; Michael Christopher Boyer, Manhasset Junior-Senior H.S., Manhasset; John Joon Tae Cho, Herricks Senior H.S., New Hyde Park; Ofra Biener, Townsend Harris H.S./Queens College, New York; Andre Michael Bishay, Bronx H.S.
sent Townsend Harris, a New York merchant, to Japan as its first diplomatic representative.
Paprin was born on August 26, 1920 in the Bronx and graduated from Townsend Harris High School and then City College in 1939.
Murrow H.S., New York City; Christopher Marshall Linn Bouton, Saint Ann's School, New York City; Gabriel Martin Ortiz, Saint Francis Preparatory School, New York City; Leonid Natanovich Reyzin, Sinai Academic Center, New York City; John Alexander Abraham, Zachary Gozali, Vanessa Wun-Siu Liu and Michail Leyb Sunitsky, Stuyvesant H.S., New York City; Daihung Duong, Townsend Harris H.S., New York City; Oren Eisner and Adam Raymond Healey, Paul D.
Among charity activities were contributions to the Hospital of Joint Diseases, Yale University, New York Community Fund, Westchester Community College, Townsend Harris High School, and the UJA-Federation.
Cardozo H.S., New York City; Ani Jean-Mee Fleisig, Nuri Mehmet Kodaman, Townsend Harris H.S., New York City; William Ching, Riverdale Country School, New York City; Tara Sophia Bahna-James, La Guardia H.S.
The dinner also will feature the presentation of CCNY's Townsend Harris Medal for distinguished achievement to seven other prominent alumni.
Cardozo H.S., Bayside; Hsin-Chao Liao, Brooklyn Technical H.S., Brooklyn; James Paul Mancuso, Lawrence H.S., Cedarhurst; Brian David Conrad, Centereach H.S., Centereach; Dana Susan Levine, Townsend Harris H.S., Flushing; Ali Reza Alaie and Eduardo Martin Chumbes, William C.