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pianist

Lewis Loomis Richards, American pianist. Decorated Chevalier Order of Crown of Belgium; Reconnaissance Française; Reconnaissance de la Belgique. Member Commission Relief in Belgium, World War.

Background

Richards, Lewis Loomis was born on April 11, 1881 in St. Johns, Michigan, United States. Son of Jonathan Edwards and Hulda (Loomis) Richards.

Education

Educational public schools. Musical education, Royal Conservatory of Music, Brussels, Belgium. Honorary, A.M., Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1919.

Career

Concert tours, Europe, 1908-1914. Returned to the United States, 1923. Head of department of music, Michigan State College Agriculture and Applied Science, since 1927.

Membership

Member Commission Relief in Belgium, World War.

Connections

Married Berthe Emilie Smedt, of Brussels, July 11, 1908. Children: Elsa Loomis, Roger Lewis.

father:
Jonathan Edwards Richards

mother:
Hulda (Loomis) Richards

spouse:
Berthe Emilie Smedt

children:
Elsa Loomis Richards

Roger Lewis Richards