1984 is here. Criminal defense attorneys should pause to remember the admonitions of one of Georgia's most memorable judges and ardent defenders of individual rights. Judge J. M. C. "Red" Townsend was born in Wildwood, Dade County, in 1898 and died at Emory University Hospital on October 6, 1961. Judge Townsend, whose Memorial is at 105 Ga. App. XXIII (1962), served as a Superior Court Judge in the Cherokee Circuit from 1944 until 1947 and as a member of the Court of Appeals of Georgia from 1947 until his death in 1961.
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "Remembering Judge Townsend" (1984). Popular Media. Paper 131.