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William A. Richardson

William A. RichardsonAKA William Adams Richardson

Born: 2-Nov-1821
Birthplace: Tyngsborough, MA
Died: 19-Oct-1896
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of the Treasury, 1873-74

Father: Daniel Richardson (attorney, d. 12-Feb-1842)
Mother: Mary Adams (d. 1-Aug-1825)
Mother: Hannah Adams (stepmother from 1826, sister of Mary)
Brother: Daniel Samuel Richardson (b. 1-Dec-1816)
Wife: Anna Maria Marston (m. 29-Oct-1849, one daughter)
Daughter: Isabella Anna (b. 21-Dec-1850, d. 4-Apr-1898)

    High School: Pinkerton Academy
    High School: Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA
    University: BA, Harvard University (1843)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1846)
    Administrator: Board of Overseers, Harvard University (1863-75)
    Professor: Georgetown Law School (1879-94)

    US Justice Department Chief Judge, US Court of Claims (1885-96)
    US Justice Department Judge, US Court of Claims (1874-85)
    US Secretary of the Treasury (1873-74)
    US Treasury Department Asst. Treasury Secretary (1869-73)
    New York State Official Probate Judge, Middlesex County (1856-69)
    Wamesit National Bank President
    City Council of Lowell, MA (1853-54)
    City Council of Lowell, MA (1849)
    Massachusetts Bar Association 1846


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