William Adams Richardson

Personal

Birthday: 
11/2/1821
Birthplace: 
Tyngsboro, MA
Date of Death: 
10/19/1896
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1846
Justice of the peace, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 1847-1854
Bank president, Wamesit, Massachusetts, 1852-1853
Judge, Middlesex County [Massachusetts] Probate Court, 1856-1858
Judge, Middlesex County [Massachusetts] Probate and Insolvency Courts, 1858-1872
Assistant secretary of the treasury, 1869-1872
Acting attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1870
Secretary of the Treasury, 1873-1874
Editor, Supplement to the Revised Statutes of the United States, 1874-1891
Professor of law, Georgetown Law School, 1879-1894

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1843
Name of School - Second: 
Harvard College
Degree - Second: 
A.M.
Degree Year - Second: 
1846
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1846

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Court of Claims
Court Name: 

United States Court of Federal Claims

President Nominating: 
Ulysses Grant
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
06/02/1874
Termination Date: 
01/20/1885
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
Court of Claims, Chief Justice
Court Name - Second: 

United States Court of Federal Claims

Commission Date - Second: 
01/20/1885
Termination Date - Second: 
10/19/1896
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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