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James Daniel Richardson

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Birthplace: Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 24, 1914 (71)
Place of Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Murfreesboro Rutherford County Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. John W. Richardson and Augusta Mary Richardson
Husband of Alabama Rebecca Richardson
Brother of Susan Watkins Jolly; Dr. William T. Richardson, CSA; Mary Harriett Richardson, (A); Harriet Batey and John Ebenezer Richardson

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About Maj. James D. Richardson, CSA, US Congress

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Major James Daniel Richardson (1843-1914) served on the staff of the 45th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, CSA, during the Civil War. After the war he became a Murfreesboro attoney, state legislator, and long time member of the United States House of Representatives. He was a son of Dr. John Watkins Richardson and his wife Augusta Starnes Richardson, of Old Jefferson.

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James Daniel Richardson (1843–1914) was an American politician and a Democrat from Tennessee. Richardson represented Tennessee's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1885 through 1905. He was among the earliest U.S. House Minority Leaders, holding that position from 1899 to 1903, during the 56th and 57th United States Congresses.

Born in Rutherford County, Tennessee, Richardson served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice January 1, 1867, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Richardson was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives, serving 1871-1873, and then to the Tennessee Senate, serving 1873-1875. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1876, 1896, and 1900, and presided as permanent chairman at the 1900 convention.

Pursuant to an act of Congress on August 20, 1894, Richardson was charged with compiling the "Messages and Papers of the Presidents," a multi-volume work including every single important document from the federal Government, from the early days of President Washington through the second administration of Grover Cleveland, plus some papers from the administration of William McKinley.

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Maj. James D. Richardson, CSA, US Congress's Timeline

1843
March 10, 1843
Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States
1914
July 24, 1914
Age 71
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Evergreen Cemetery Murfreesboro Rutherford County Tennessee