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James Montgomery RICHARDSON

(1858-1925)

RICHARDSON, James Montgomery, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Mobile, Ala., July 1, 1858; moved to Glasgow, Ky., in early youth and resided with his uncle; attended the common schools; became editor of the Glasgow (Ky.) Times in 1878; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; member of the State house of representatives in 1896; served as prison commissioner from 1900 to 1905, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; resumed newspaper activities; postmaster at Glasgow from May 22, 1913, to May 9, 1922; died in Glasgow, Ky., February 9, 1925; interment in Glasgow Cemetery.

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

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