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William Alford Richards

governor

William Alford Richards, American governor.

Background

Richards, William Alford was born on March 9, 1849 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Truman Perry and Eleanor (Swinerton) Richards.

Education

Common school education there and at Galena, Illinois.

Career

Surveyor general Wyoming, 1889-1893. Governor Wyoming, January 1, 1895 to January 1, 1899. Assistant commissioner, 1899-1903, commissioner, 1903-1907, General Land Office.

Commissioner of taxation, state of Wyoming, February since 1909. Home: No Wood, Wyo.

Connections

Married Harriet Alice Hunt, December 28, 1874.

father:
Truman Perry Richards

mother:
Eleanor (Swinerton) Richards

spouse:
Harriet Alice Hunt