Darden Towe

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Albert Darden Towe (1935-1992) was a Republican member of the Charlottesville City Council who served in the 1970's.

Darden Towe Park is named for him.

In 2000, the Daily Progress named Towe as one of the distinguished dozen of the 20th century[1].

In 1992, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded Towe with the Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award. [2]

1990 election for City Council

Candidates Votes %
Kay Slaughter (D) 3,648 56.00
David Toscano (D) 3,229 49.57
Darden Towe (R) incumbent 3,150 48.36
Edward Brooks (R) 2,637 40.48

Voters could cast two votes, one for each of the two seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.

1986 election for City Council


Albert Darden Towe was born on September 15, 1935. He was married to Barbara Lucille (Glass) Pierce. Darden died on August 13, 1992 (aged 56).


  1. Web. [1], Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, retrieved November 15, 2010.
  2. Web. Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award, Website, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, retrieved November 14, 2017.