James D. Richardson

James Daniel Richardson ( born March 10, 1843 Rutherford County, Tennessee; † July 24, 1914 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1905 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Richardson attended the common schools and Franklin College, near Nashville. During the Civil War he served as a soldier in an infantry unit from Tennessee in the army of the Confederacy. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession from 1867 in Murfreesboro. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1871 and 1873 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee; 1873 to 1875 he was a member of the State Senate. 1876 ​​, 1896 and 1900 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. In 1900, he served as President of the Party Congress. Richardson was also editor of a publication entitled "Messages and Papers of the Presidents ".

In the congressional elections of 1884 Richardson was in the fifth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Richard Warner on March 4, 1885. After nine elections he could pass in Congress until March 3, 1905 ten legislative periods. During this time, including the Spanish-American War was from 1898. Between 1899 and 1903, Richardson was Chairman of the Group ( Minority Leader ) of the Democrats.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives James Richardson is no longer politically have appeared. He died on July 24, 1914 in Murfreesboro, where he was also buried.