James A. D. Richards

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James A. D. Richards
J. A. D. Richards (Ohio Congressman).jpg
The Marion Star (Marion, OH), October 19, 1892.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byAlbert J. Pearson
Succeeded byAddison S. McClure
Personal details
Born(1845-03-22)March 22, 1845
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedDecember 4, 1911(1911-12-04) (aged 66)
New Philadelphia, Ohio
Resting placeEast Fair Street Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

James Alexander Dudley Richards (March 22, 1845 – December 4, 1911) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Richards was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and spent his early life there and in New York City, where he received a common-school education. He moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio, in 1861. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in New Philadelphia.

Richards was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Fifty-third Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and subsequently returned to New Philadelphia, Ohio, and continued the practice of his profession.

He died in New Philadelphia, on December 4, 1911. He was interred in the East Fair Street Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "James A. D. Richards (id: R000213)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albert J. Pearson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
Addison S. McClure

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