Mark Richards

Mark Richards

Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 10 Aug 1844 (aged 84)
Westminster, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Burial Westminster, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Plot Lot 133, Bradley Tomb
Memorial ID 14398611 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was a soldier in the Continental Army, and later moved to Boston to work in a general store. He relocated to Westminster, Vermont in 1796, where he opened his own store. He served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1801 to 1805 and as Windham County Sheriff from 1806 to 1810. Richards was a Presidential elector in 1812 and served on the Governor's Council from 1813 to 1815. In 1816 he was elected to Congress as a Democratic-Republican, and he was reelected in 1818, serving from 1817 to 1821. He served again in the Vermont House from 1824 to 1826 and in 1828. He was Vermont's Lieutenant Governor from 1830 to 1831, and served again in the state House from 1832 to 1834.

Bio by: Bill McKern

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