11/21/1851 - 09/17/1931

RICHARDS, James Frederick, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, November 21, 1851 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; machinist; elected, common council, Pittsburgh (1882-1886); appointed, deputy sheriff, Pittsburgh; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1886; reelected to serve 2 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1892); elected, sheriff, Allegheny County (1894-1897); appointed, chief deputy sheriff (1897-1904); unsuccessful campaign, sheriff, Allegheny County (1898); mercantile appraiser, Allegheny County; appointed, fire chief, Pittsburgh (1914-1918); elected, tax assessor, Pittsburgh; president, Bradburn Mining Company; director, Consolidated Ice Company; died, September 17, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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