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Harry Alden Richardson

Harry Alden Richardson, American senator. member of firm, and head of same on death of father, 1894.

Background

  • Richardson, Harry Alden was born on January 1, 1853 in Camden, Delaware, United States. Son of Alden Bradford and Lucy (Mendall) Richardson.

  • Education

    • Public school education, Dover, Delaware, and East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

    Career

    • Began trade as can maker at 16, in firm of Richardson & Robbins, of which father was head. Upon the death of Mr. Robbins, 1876, became member of firm, and head of same on death of father, 1894.

      Served as president Dover Gaslight Company, Delaware Fire Insurance Company, Diamond State Telephone Сompany Candidate for government of Delaware, 1890. Elected United States senator, for term 1907-1913.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of firm, and head of same on death of father, 1894.

    Connections

    • Married Priscilla Walker, 1874. Children: Alden Bradford (deceased), William Walker, Lucy Stites (deceased).
    • father: Alden Bradford Richardson
    • mother: Lucy (Mendall) Richardson
    • spouse: Priscilla Walker
    • children: Alden Bradford Richardson (deceased)
    • William Walker Richardson
    • Lucy Stites Richardson (deceased)
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    Born January 1, 1853
    Died June 16, 1928
    (aged 75)
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