Charles Lenmore RICHARDS, Congress, NV (1877-1953)


RICHARDS, Charles Lenmore, a Representative from Nevada; born in Austin, Lander County, Nev., October 3, 1877; attended the public schools in Nevada and Pennsylvania and was graduated from the law department of Stanford University, California, in 1901; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Tonopah, Nev., in 1901; served as district attorney of Nye County in 1903 and 1904; member of the State house of representatives in 1919; moved to Reno, Nev., in 1919; chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1922; councilor from Nevada to the United States Chamber of Commerce from March 29, 1923, to May 20, 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; practiced law in Reno, Nev., until his death there on December 22, 1953; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present