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Frederick William Ricord

Frederick William Ricord, mayor, author. member 1st Newark Board Education, 1853-1869, president, 1867-1869, served many terms as secretary.

Background

  • Ricord, Frederick William was born on October 7, 1819 in Island of Guadeloupe, British West Indies California California. Son of Jean Baptiste and Elizabeth (Stryker) Ricord.

  • Education

    • Attended Geneva (now Hobart) College, Rutgers College.

    Career

    • Member 1st Newark Board Education, 1853-1869, president, 1867-1869, served many terms as secretary. New Jersey superintendent schools, 4 years. Published Youth’s Grammar, 1853, 3 textbooks of Roman history.

      Sheriff Essex County (New Jersey), 1865. Lay judge Essex County Court Common Pleas. Mayor of Newark, 1870-1874.

      Treasurer, librarian New Jersey History Society, 1881-1897, also 1st regular librarian. Translated foreign works. Published English Songs from Foreign Tongues, 1879, The Self-Tormentor, 1885.

    Membership

    Member 1st Newark Board Education, 1853-1869, president, 1867-1869, served many terms as secretary.

    Connections

    • Married Sophia Bradley, 1843, 4 children.
    • father: Jean Baptiste Ricord
    • mother: Elizabeth (Stryker) Ricord
    • spouse: Sophia Bradley
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    Born October 7, 1819
    Died August 12, 1897
    (aged 77)