James M. Richardson

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James M. Richardson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
Preceded by John Stockdale Rhea
Succeeded by Addison James
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1858-07-01)July 1, 1858
Mobile, Alabama
Died February 9, 1925(1925-02-09) (aged 66)
Glasgow, Kentucky
Resting place Glasgow Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Profession Newspaper editor
Signature J. M. Richardson

James Montgomery Richardson (July 1, 1858 – February 9, 1925) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Mobile, Alabama, Richardson moved to Glasgow, Kentucky, in early youth and resided with his uncle. He attended the common schools. He became editor of the Glasgow (Kentucky) Times in 1878. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1896. He served as prison commissioner from 1900 to 1905, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress.

Richardson was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. He resumed newspaper activities. Postmaster at Glasgow from May 22, 1913, to May 9, 1922. He died in Glasgow, Kentucky, February 9, 1925. He was interred in Glasgow Cemetery.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John S. Rhea
United States Representative, Kentucky 3rd District
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
Succeeded by
Addison James