Joseph Richardson (American politician)

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Joseph Richardson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1827 - March 3, 1831
Preceded byAaron Hobart
Succeeded byJohn Quincy Adams
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornFebruary 1, 1778
Billerica, Massachusetts
DiedSeptember 25, 1871(1871-09-25) (aged 93)
Hingham, Massachusetts
Resting placeOld Ship Cemetery
Alma materDartmouth College

Joseph Richardson (February 1, 1778 – September 25, 1871) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Billerica, Massachusetts, Richardson attended public and private schools. He was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1802. He was a teacher in Charlestown 1804-1806. He studied theology and was ordained a minister and assigned to the first parish of the Unitarian Church in Hingham on July 2, 1806. He served as delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1820. He served as member of the state house of representatives in 1821 and 1822. He served in the state senate in 1823, 1824, and 1826.

Richardson was elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress.

He resumed his ministerial duties, and died in Hingham, Massachusetts, on September 25, 1871. He was interred in Old Ship Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "Joseph Richardson (id: R000226)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Aaron Hobart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1827 - March 3, 1831
Succeeded by
John Quincy Adams