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William Alford Richards

William Alford Richards, American governor.

Background

  • Richards, William Alford was born on March 9, 1849 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Truman Perry and Eleanor (Swinerton) Richards.

  • Education

    • Common school education there and at Galena, Illinois.

    Career

    • Surveyor general Wyoming, 1889-1893. Governor Wyoming, January 1, 1895 to January 1, 1899. Assistant commissioner, 1899-1903, commissioner, 1903-1907, General Land Office.

      Commissioner of taxation, state of Wyoming, February since 1909. Home: No Wood, Wyo.

    Connections

    • Married Harriet Alice Hunt, December 28, 1874.
    • father: Truman Perry Richards
    • mother: Eleanor (Swinerton) Richards
    • spouse: Harriet Alice Hunt
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    Died July 26, 1912
    (aged 63)
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