William N. Richardson

William N. Richardson ( born May 8, 1839 in Athens, Alabama, † March 31, 1914 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) was an American lawyer, judge and politician ( Democratic Party).


William N. Richardson attended the public school. He served during the American Civil War in the Confederate Army. In April 1865, he was dismissed in Marietta (Georgia ), on parole. Richardson was 1865-1867 Member of the House of Representatives from Alabama. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1867 and then began to practice in Huntsville. Richardson was 1875-1886 judge of the probate and district court of Madison County. He took 1904 as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in part. Then he was elected to the 56th Congress, there to fill the vacancy that was created by the resignation of Joseph Wheeler. He was re- elected to the 57th U.S. Congress, as well as in the six succeeding U.S. Congresses. Richardson worked in the U.S. House of Representatives dated August 6, 1900 until his death in 1914 in Atlantic City, where he was for health reasons. During his time in Congress, he had presided over the Committee on Pensions ( 62nd and 63rd U.S. Congress ). He was buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville.