Henry Westman Richardson

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Henry Westman Richardson (July 21, 1855 - October 27, 1918) was a Canadian businessman and Senator.

He was the head of J. Richardson and Sons Limited, a commodities firm based in Kingston, Ontario that was founded by his father which handled virtually all of Canada's grain exports to the United Kingdom during World War I. Richardson became president of the firm following the death of his brother, George, in 1906.[1]

Richardson also sat on the boards of directors of several railway companies as well as Dominion Canneries.[1] He was a member of the Boards of Trade in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg.[2]

He was appointed to the Canadian Senate in January 1917 and sat as a Conservative until his death a year later.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Sen. Richardson Dead", Toronto Daily Star, October 28, 1918
  2. ^ "Seven Senators Are Appointed", The Globe, January 22, 1917
  3. ^ Parliamentary biography

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