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Librarian

John Stewart Richards, American librarian. Member American Library Association (president 1955-1956), Pacific Northwest, Pacific (president 1937-1938), Washington library associations, Deattle College Club, Municipal League, Rotary.

Background

Richards, John Stewart was born on February 16, 1892 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Milton Nash and Minnie Cunningham (Stewart) Richards.

Education

Bachelor, University Washington, 1916. Postgraduate, New York State Library School, 1920. Master of Arts, University California, 1932.

Career

Librarian, Marshfield (Oregon) Public Library, 1916-1918;librarian, American Library Association War Svc., Camp Fremont, California, 1918-1919;librarian, Idaho Technology Institute, Pocatello, 1920-1923;librarian, Washington State Normal School, Ellensburg, 1923-1926;superintendent circulation, University of California Library, Berkeley, 1926-1929;assistant librarian, University of California Library, Berkeley, 1929-1934;executive assistant, U. Washington Library, Seattle, 1934-1941;associate librarian, U. Washington Library, Seattle, 1941-1942;lecturer School Librarianship, U. Washington, 1938-1942;librarian, Seattle Public Library, from 1942.

Membership

Member American Library Association (president 1955-1956), Pacific Northwest, Pacific (president 1937-1938), Washington library associations, Deattle College Club, Municipal League, Rotary.

Connections

Married irene Fry, April 14, 1919. Children: Robert Milton, Lynn Stewart.

father:
Milton Nash Richards

mother:
Minnie Cunningham (Stewart) Richards

spouse:
irene Fry

child:
Robert Milton Richards

child:
Lynn Stewart Richards