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Richardson, James Parmelee, 1878-1947



  • Existence: 1878 - 1947

James Parmelee Richardson was born May 29, 1878 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1899 and received a law degree from Boston University in 1902. That same year he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Boston with the firm of Hale & Dickerman until 1917. From 1917 until 1947, he was professor of law and political science at Dartmouth. Richardson was also involved with the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention and was a member of the New Hampshire Executive Committee on Public Safety. In 1925 and 1927, Richardson represented the Town of Hanover in the New Hampshire legislature and was elected a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928 and 1940. From 1933-1934, he was the secretary of the local National Recovery Board. In addition, Richardson was instrumental in founding the Dartmouth Alumni Council and was a member of the Dartmouth Athletics Council from 1919-1925. He died on March 25, 1947.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

James Richardson papers

Identifier: MS-547
Overview James P. Richardson (1878-1947), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1899. The collection consists of reviews of the work of the United States Supreme Court for the years 1927 to 1940, two notebooks with class notes, as well as correspondence and other material related to his 1938 candidacy for the Republican nomination for Representative from District #2 in the New Hampshire Congress.