Philip Richardson

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Philip Richardson
Personal information
Born (1865-01-26)26 January 1865
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died 23 November 1953(1953-11-23) (aged 88)
Weybridge, Surrey, England
Sport Sports shooting

Sir Philip Wigham Richardson, 1st Baronet (26 January 1865 – 23 November 1953) was a British sport shooter and Conservative politician.

Richardson competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and 1912 Summer Olympics.[1] In the 1908 Olympics he won a silver medal in the team military rifle event. Four years later he was 65th in the 300 metre military rifle, three positions event and 33rd in the 600 metre free rifle event.

Richardson was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Chertsey at a by-election in March 1922, and held the seat until he retired from the House of Commons at the 1931 general election.[2] In 1929 he was created a Baronet, of Weybridge in the County of Surrey. He died in November 1953, aged 88.


  1. ^ "Sports Reference: Philip Richardson". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 473. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Donald Macmaster
Member of Parliament for Chertsey
Succeeded by
Archibald Boyd-Carpenter
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Weybridge)
1929 – 1953
Succeeded by
William Wigham Richardson