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John Gardiner Richards, Jr
Birth: Sep. 11, 1864
Liberty Hill (Kershaw County)
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1941
Liberty Hill (Kershaw County)
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 (1828 - 1914)
  Sophie Edwards Smith Richards (1834 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Bettie Coates Workman Richards (1868 - 1957)*
 
 Children:
  Kitty Richards Todd (1889 - 1978)*
  Stephen Malone Richards (1894 - 1918)*
  Bettie Workman Richards (1897 - 1990)*
  Margarette Richards (1901 - 2001)*
  Jean Lisle Richards Roddey (1909 - 2003)*
  Johng'y Richards McCaskill (1912 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Steven M. Richards (1855 - 1892)*
  Annie Righton Richards Hay (1859 - 1943)*
  John Gardiner Richards (1864 - 1941)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Liberty Hill (Kershaw County)
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Apr 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25823064
John Gardiner Richards, Jr
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