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William Emanuel Richardson

William Emanuel Richardson was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Background

  • William E. Richardson was born on a farm (the old Daniel Boone homestead) near Stonersville, Pennsylvania. He moved to Bernville, Pennsylvania, with his parents at an early age, where he attended the public schools.

  • Education

    • He graduated from Princeton University in 1910, and from the law department of Columbia University in New York City in 1913.

    Career

    • He was admitted to the bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Reading, Pennsylvania. In 1914, he served with Ambulance Americaine, in Belgium and France in 1915, and with Squadron A, New York Cavalry, on the Mexico–United States border in 1916. During the First World War he was commissioned a second lieutenant on August 15, 1917, and served with the Eightieth Cavalry Division, United States Army, and later with the Seventh Machine Gun Battalion, Third Division, and was discharged a first lieutenant on September 15, 1919. After the war resumed the practice of law in Reading.

      Richardson was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936. He attended the Interparliamentary Union Conference in Budapest, Hungary, in 1936. He died in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, with interment in Schwartzwald Cemetery in Jacksonwald, Pennsylvania.

    Politics

    Richardson was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936.

    Party affiliation: Democratic Party

    Connections

    • father: Charles M Richardson
    • mother: Elizabeth (Snyder) Richardson
    • Wife: Mary Eckert Potts
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    Born September 3, 1886
    Died November 3, 1948
    (aged 62)
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    • 1910
      Princeton University
    • 1913
      Columbia University in New York City
    • September 15, 1919
      first lieutenant , the Seventh Machine Gun Battalion, Third Division
    • 1913
      lawyer, Reading bar
      Pennsylvania
    • 1914 - 1915
      Ambulance Americaine
      Belgium and France
    • 1916
      Squadron A, New York Cavalry
      Mexico–United States border
    • August 15, 1917
      second lieutenant, the Eightieth Cavalry Division, United States Army

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