Richardson was a native of northern Missouri and received a degree from Central Methodist University in 1897.
He was president at Northwest from 1913 to 1921.
Highlights of his time at the school:
- The school got its nickname of Bearcats in 1916
- The Tower yearbook first publication in 1917
- First degree class graduates in 1917
- Tornado hits the Administration building on March 15, 1919
Adams State College
He served as Adams president from its founding in 1925 until 1950. Highlights of his stay:
- Richardson Hall (named for him was built)
- He was one of three faculty on the first semester in 1925
- Green and white were adopted as school colors in 1926
- Adams State Normal School name change Adams State Teachers College in 1930
- President’s home and faculty apartments (Casa del Sol) constructed in 1929
- Casa Bonita and Kit Carson Hall dorms opened in 1936
- Rex Activity Center opened in 1939
- It began offering graduate classes in 1944
- When he retired enrollment was 349 in 1950.
Henry Kirby Taylor
|President of the Northwest Missouri State University
Uel W. Lamkin