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Emerson Lewis Richards

prosecutor , state legislator

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.

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