William Richardson (Maryland politician)

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William Richardson (1735–1825) was a Maryland politician and Continental Army officer. Richardson served in the Maryland Assembly from 1773–1776, introducing the bill that formed Caroline County in 1774.[1] As Colonel of the 5th Maryland Regiment[2] he participated in Battle of Harlem Heights in 1776, moved the Continental Treasury from Philadelphia to Baltimore in 1777, and fought at the Battle of Camden in 1780.[3] In later life he also served as a Presidential Elector.[4]

Colonel Richardson High School[5] and Colonel Richardson Middle School in Federalsburg, Maryland are named for him.

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