Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Richardson, Harry Alden

Richardson, Harry Alden, a Senator from Delaware; born in Camden, Kent County, Del., January 1, 1853; moved with his parents to Dover, Kent County, in 1856; attended the common schools and the academy in East Greenwich, R.I.; at the age of sixteen he started to learn the trade of packer and canner in his father’s establishment at Dover, Del.; upon the death of the junior member of the firm in 1876 became a partner of his father and assumed entire control in 1894; elected State senator in 1888; president of the First National Bank of Dover; also interested in public-service corporations; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of Delaware in 1890; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1908 and 1912; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1907 and served from March 4, 1907, to March 3, 1913; was not a candidate for reelection; again engaged in the manufacture of canned food products; died in Dover, Del., June 16, 1928; interment in Lakeside Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Richardson, Harry Alden," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1736 Original Sources, accessed August 8, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3W9D4AGPYQ34G8Q.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Richardson, Harry Alden." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1736, Original Sources. 8 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3W9D4AGPYQ34G8Q.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Richardson, Harry Alden' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1736. Original Sources, retrieved 8 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3W9D4AGPYQ34G8Q.