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advertising agency and design studio executive

Stanford Harvey Richards, American advertising agency and design studio executive. Named Top Creative, AdWeek, Entrepreneur of Year, Inc Magazine; named one of Wall Street Journals Giants of our Time; recipient Alumni Achievement award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1985, Reddick award, University Texas.


Richards, Stanford Harvey was born on November 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Jack and Ruth (Stein) Richards.


Student, Pratt Institute, 1953.


Creative director Bloom Advertising, Dallas, 1954-1955. Owner Stan Richards & Associates, 1955-1975. Owner, president The Richards Group, Inc., since 1975.

Also board directors. Instructor E. Texas State University, Commerce, 1976-1977. Associate board member Cox School Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1980-1984, 88—.


Trustee Dallas Symphony, 1978, Dallas Ballet, 1978. Board directors Episcopal School, Dallas, since 1981, Dallas Arboretum, 1984-1986, The Science Place, 1987-1990. Member Dallas Citizens Council, advisory council Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, since 1986, advisory board Dallas County Salvation Army, since 1987.

Executive committee United Way, since 1990. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, since 1990. Member of Aerobic Activity Ctr.


  • Other Interests

    Deep sea fishing, running, skiing.


Married Betty Jo Pugh, July 12, 1957. Children– Grant Leonard, Bradford Craig.

Jack Richards

Ruth (Stein) Richards

Betty Jo Pugh

Grant Leonard Richards

Bradford Craig Richards