Richardson, Roy Mundy Davidson, 1895-1968

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Lawyer, of Martinsville, N.J., and Brooklyn, N.Y.

From the description of Papers, 1905-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 28416878

Roy Mundy Davidson Richardson (1894-1968) was a Brooklyn civic leader active in community, legal and political affairs. Born in 1894, Richardson graduated from Rutgers, and earned a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University. While attending university, World War I broke out and Richardson decided to enlist. Following the war, Richardson joined Dewey, Ballentine, Bushby, Palmer, and Wood law firm in 1925, heading its Paris office. Back home Richardson became active in the Brooklyn Heights Association (1939-1951) and served as its President from 1941-1944. He helped to reserve the residential nature of the community by determining the final construction designs of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Richardson was also a trustee at Brooklyn Hospital, and an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights. He was affiliated with other community related organizations as well. With such a distinguished record of civic leadership and legal experience, Richardson was the Republican choice for Congress in 1944 and 1946. Running aganst twenty-five year House veteran John J. Delany in the overwhellmingly Democratic Seventh Congressional district (Brooklyn Heights-Fort Green-Park Slope), Richardson was able to run a well organized and financial campaign. Upon the death of Kings Country Surrogate Francis D. McGary in early 1951, Richardson was appointed Surrogate by Governor Dewey, losing the judgeship in the November general election to Democratic Ivan Rubenstein. Richarson remained active in the Kings County Republican party, stumping for presidential candidates, contributing to local clubs, presiding over party dinners, and judical conventions. After many years of community, legal and political service, Roy Richardson died of a heart attack at the age of seventy-three on New Years Day 1968 in his home at 160 Henry Street. He was survived by his wife, the former Ms. Clara Gano, son James, daughters Mrs. Lois Burdick, and Mrs. Janet J. Britton, and seven grandchildren.

From the description of The Papers of Roy M.D. Richardson, 1938 1940s. (Brooklyn College). WorldCat record id: 502997131

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associatedWith Association of the Bar of the City of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Bound Brook High School (Bound Brook, N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Bar Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Heights Association (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Co. corporateBody
associatedWith New York City Transit Authority. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers College. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Board of Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Governors. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University. Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Svenska ta╠łndsticks AB. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Interstate Commerce Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oxford. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (New York, N.Y.)
Bound Brook (N.J.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
United States
Martinsville (N.J.)
New Jersey
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges
Greek letter societies
High school
Independent regulatory commissions
Interstate commerce
Match industry
College trustees


Birth 1895

Death 1968



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