William B. Richardson

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William B. Richardson
Acting Lieutenant Governor Minnesota
In office
August 24, 1936 – January 1, 1937
Governor Hjalmar Petersen
Preceded by Hjalmar Petersen
Succeeded by Gottfrid Lindsten
Personal details
Born November 10, 1874
Rochester, Minnesota
Died September 19, 1945(1945-09-19) (aged 70)
Rochester, Minnesota
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) none
Profession lawyer, businessman, public official, legislator

William Burdette Richardson (November 10, 1874 – September 19, 1945) was a Minnesota politician. He served in the Minnesota Senate. In the Senate he served as president pro tem and acting lieutenant governor when Governor Floyd B. Olson died and Lieutenant Governor Hjalmar Petersen became governor. He served as Acting Lieutenant Governor from August 24, 1936 to January 1, 1937. He was a member of the Republican Party.


Political offices
Preceded by
Hjalmar Petersen
Lieutenant Governor
Acting Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Succeeded by
Gottfrid Lindsten
Lieutenant Governor
Preceded by
J. C. Thompson
Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota
Succeeded by
Julius J. Reiter