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Mark RICHARDS

(1760-1844)

RICHARDS, Mark, a Representative from Vermont; born in Waterbury, Conn., July 15, 1760; received a limited schooling; enlisted during the Revolutionary War in 1776; settled in Boston after the Revolution and engaged in mercantile and mechanical pursuits; moved to Westminster, Vt., in 1796; member of the State house of representatives 1801-1805; sheriff of Windham County 1806-1810; member of the Governor’s council in 1816; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); again a member of the State house of representatives 1824-1826, 1828, and 1832-1834; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1830 and 1831; died in Westminster, Vt., August 10, 1844; interment in the Bradley tomb, Old Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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