Richardson, D. V. (History - 1864)


Janet Schwarze




----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

D. V. RICHARDSON, editor and lawyer, was born in Adams County, Wis., July 29, 1864, and died July 30, 1904. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Richardson. When 8 years old he moved with his parents to Spencer, where he attended the public schools, graduating later from high school. He was a student of Hillsdale College in Michigan, from which institution he graduated with honors in 1887. Before and during his college course he taught in country schools south of Loyal, and in high schools in Wisconsin and Indiana. After his graduation from college he studied law in Chicago, graduating from the law course in the spring of 1891. During the time he studied law he taught night school during the winter months in Chicago. Mr. Richardson was entirely self-educated-working through his entire college course of four years, paying his way by teaching school.


In 1891 he located in Greenwood for the practice of law, remaining there until in February, 1894, when he became the editor and owner of the Loyal Tribune, a place that he ably filled until ill health forced him to give up the work in June, 1903. He was an able writer and his editorials running from time to time in the columns of the Tribune were often copied by the larger papers of the state. He was postmaster of the village of Loyal from 1897 to 1901. In November, 1894, he was married to Miss Hattie Cowles, of Dodge County, who, with a son, Veriand C., and daughter, Olive, still reside in Loyal. In politics Mr. Richardson was a Republican.



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