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Wilds Preston Richardson

Wilds Preston RichardsonBorn: 20-Mar-1861
Birthplace: Hunt County, TX
Died: 20-May-1929
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, West Point, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Brigadier General, invaded Russia

Military service: US Army (1884-1920)

As president of the Alaska Roads Commission, Richardson oversaw construction of the highway from Valdez to Fairbanks. Because of his cold weather experience, he led the American troops which invaded Russia in 1918.


[1] Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC.

Father: Oliver Perry Richardson
Father: J.J. Richardson (stepfather)
Mother: Hester Foster Wingo
Mother: Susan Neilson (stepmother)
Brother:
James O. Richardson

    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1884)

    Distinguished Service Medal 14-Apr-1922


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