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 John Gardiner Richards Jr.

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John Gardiner Richards Jr. Famous memorial

Birth
Liberty Hill, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Death 9 Oct 1941 (aged 77)
Liberty Hill, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Liberty Hill, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 25823064 View Source

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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 7 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25823064
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25823064/john-gardiner-richards : accessed ), memorial page for John Gardiner Richards Jr. (11 Sep 1864–9 Oct 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 25823064, citing Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Liberty Hill, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .