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Esther Harbage Cole Richardson

Esther Harbage Cole Richardson, art museum administrator. Clinic relations committee, board directors Cerebral Palsy Association, Philadelphia and vicinity.; Trustee Philadelphia Museum Art, 1952-1988, honorary trustee, since 1988. Member Fashion Group Inc. of New York (Philadelphia regional director 1946-1948, permanent chairman costume wing Philadelphia Museum Art), Philadelphia Peale.

Background

  • Richardson, Esther Harbage Cole was born on November 11, 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of John Albert and Elizabeth MacIntosh (Young) Harbage.

  • Education

    • Student, University Wyoming.

    Career

    • Director bureau merchandise information Gimbels, Philadelphia, 1935-1943. Director Clubwomen's Centre, 1943-1947. Consultant customer relations, 1947-1950.

      Scientific secretary division of chemistry Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, 1972—1982, vice secretary general, 1989—1991. Consultant scientist Verila Chemical Works, Sofia, 1995—1997.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Clinic relations committee, board directors Cerebral Palsy Association, Philadelphia and vicinity. Trustee Philadelphia Museum Art, 1952-1988, honorary trustee, since 1988. Member Fashion Group Inc. of New York (Philadelphia regional director 1946-1948, permanent chairman costume wing Philadelphia Museum Art), Philadelphia Peale.

    Connections

    • Married Doctor Russell Richardson., April 18, 1940 (deceased). Children– Jane (Mistress Paul A. McShane), Basil Smith Cole, Junior.
    • father: John Albert Harbage
    • mother: Elizabeth MacIntosh (Young) Harbage
    • spouse: Doctor Russell Richardson.
    • children: Jane Richardson (Mistress Paul A. McShane)
    • Basil Smith Cole Richardson
    • Junior Richardson
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    Nationality
    • 1935 - 1943
      Director, bureau merchandise information Gimbels
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1943 - 1947
      director, Clubwomen's Centre
    • 1947 - 1950
      consultant, customer relations