|Judge of the United States Court of International Trade|
November 1, 1980 – March 30, 1982
|Appointed by||Assigned to court by operation of law|
|Preceded by||Court created|
|Succeeded by||Gregory W. Carman|
|Judge of the United States Customs Court|
April 8, 1957 – November 1, 1980
|Appointed by||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||William A. Ekwall|
|Succeeded by||Court abolished|
February 4, 1912|
|Died||March 30, 1982
New Rochelle, New York
|Alma mater||University of Illinois A.B., A.M.
Howard University School of Law J.D.
Richardson was born on February 4, 1912, in Nashville, Tennessee. He received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1934 from the University of Illinois. He received an Artium Magister degree in 1936 from the University of Illinois. He received a Juris Doctorate in 1937 from the Howard University School of Law.
Richardson worked in private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1938 to 1939. He was an Associate Professor of Law at Lincoln Christian University from 1939 to 1943. He served as a senior attorney at the Office of Price Administration from 1943 to 1944. He served as Dean and Professor of Law at Lincoln University from 1944 to 1953. He served as a member of the United States Board of Parole from 1953 to 1957 and served as Chair of the United States Board of Parole from 1954 to 1957.
Federal Judicial Service
On March 4, 1957, President Eisenhower nominated Richardson to serve as a Judge of the United States Customs Court, to the seat vacated by Judge William A. Ekwall. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 4, 1957 and received his commission on April 8, 1957. On November 1, 1980, he was transferred by operation of law to the newly created United States Court of International Trade. He remained on the court until his death and was succeeded by Judge Gregory W. Carman.