Townshend Charles

Related to Townshend Charles: Townshend Acts

Town·shend

 (toun′zənd), Charles 1725-1767.
British politician who as chancellor of the exchequer (1766) sponsored the Townshend Acts (1767), which levied duties on many items imported to the American colonies. Strong resistance to the acts led to the repeal of all the duties except for the tax on tea.