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John Gardiner Richards, Jr
Birth: Sep. 11, 1864
Liberty Hill
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1941
Liberty Hill
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA

Governor of South Carolina. A Democrat, he was the first Governor of South Carolina elected to a four-year term, and served from 1927 to 1931. His administration was noted for his strict observance and enforcement of the state's Blue laws, which decreed that businesses should be closed on Sundays. Serving as Governor at the beginning of the Depression, he kept a cow on the lawn of the governor's mansion for milk and for mowing in order to save on expenses. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Gardiner Richards (1823 - 1914)
  Sophie Edwards Smith Richards (1834 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Bettie Coates Workman Richards (1868 - 1957)*
 
 Children:
  Keturah Righton Richards Todd (1889 - 1978)*
  William Henry Richards (1890 - 1895)*
  Stephen Malone Richards (1894 - 1918)*
  Bettie Workman Richards (1897 - 1990)*
  Margarette Richards (1901 - 2001)*
  Virginia Randolph Richards Sauls (1903 - 1998)*
  Jean Lisle Richards Roddey (1909 - 2003)*
  Johng'y Richards McCaskill (1912 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Richards (____ - 1856)*
  Steven Malone Richards (1855 - 1892)*
  Annie Righton Richards Hay (1859 - 1943)*
  James Prioleau Richards (1861 - 1902)*
  John Gardiner Richards (1864 - 1941)
  Norman Smith Richards (1866 - 1958)*
  Jeanie Lisle Richards Hunter (1869 - 1956)*
  Charles Malone Richards (1871 - 1964)*
  Lewis Patterson Richards (1873 - 1940)*
  Henrietta Marion Richards McCallum (1876 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Liberty Hill
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Apr 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25823064
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