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Emerson Lewis Richards

Emerson Lewis Richards, American state legislator, prosecutor. member House of Assembly, New Jersey, 3 terms, 1912-1914, leader House, 1913-1914; member Senate New Jersey, 1917-1918, 1922-1935; Served as captain, later major United States Army, World War.; Member Military Order World War (junior vice commander 1941), American Legion (post commander 1941).

Background

  • Richards, Emerson Lewis was born on July 9, 1884 in Atlantic City. Son of Jacob R. and Martina (Mada) Richards.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1906.

    Career

    • Member House of Assembly, New Jersey, 3 terms, 1912-1914, leader House, 1913-1914. Member Senate New Jersey, 1917-1918, 1922-1935. Elected president Senate, 1933.

      Acting governor, August-October 1933. Appointed deputy attorney general New Jersey, 1919, assigned as counsel New Jersey Interstate Bridge and Tunnel Commission, later as counsel for Delaware River Bridge Joint Commission (resigning September 1923. Now deputy attorney general New Jersey.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member House of Assembly, New Jersey, 3 terms, 1912-1914, leader House, 1913-1914. Member Senate New Jersey, 1917-1918, 1922-1935. Served as captain, later major United States Army, World War.

    Member Military Order World War (junior vice commander 1941), American Legion (post commander 1941). Clubs: Penn Athletic, Elks.

    Connections

    • Married Admitted to New Jersey, bar, 1907, counsellor at law, 1910.
    • father: Jacob R. Richards
    • mother: Martina (Mada) Richards
    • spouse: Admitted to New Jersey
    Emerson Lewis Richards
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    Born July 9, 1884
    Died October 21, 1963
    (aged 79)
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    • 1912 - 1914
      house leader, Home Assembly
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1933
      president, Senate
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1941
      captain, later major, Unied States Army
      United States

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