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Sid Richardson

AKA Sid Williams Richardson

Born: 25-Apr-1891
Birthplace: Athens, TX
Died: 30-Sep-1959
Location of death: San Jose Island, TX
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Athens, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Oilman, Bass family benefactor

Sid Richardson struck oil in 1919, briefly making him a millionaire, until his fortune was wiped out in 1921, and again in 1929 after a brief resurgence. With his discovery of the Keystone oil field in West Texas in 1939, Richardson acquired a more substantial fortune, and in his time he was among the richest men in America. His net worth was estimated at $200M at the time of his death, with some $500M of oil still in the well. A lifelong bachelor, Richardson left $2M to each of his nephews, all of whom are now billionaires.

Father: John Isidore Richardson
Mother: Nancy Bradley
Sister: Annie Richardson Bass (mother of Perry R. Bass)

    University: Baylor University
    University: Simmons College

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