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Charles Lenmore Richards (October 3, 1877 – December 22, 1953) was a United States Representative from Nevada.

Charles L. Richards
Charles L. Richards (Nevada Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's At-Large district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Preceded bySamuel S. Arentz
Succeeded bySamuel S. Arentz
Member of the Nevada State Assembly
In office
1919
Personal details
Born(1877-10-03)October 3, 1877
Austin, Nevada
DiedDecember 22, 1953(1953-12-22) (aged 76)
Reno, Nevada
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionAttorney

Born in Austin, Nevada, Richards attended public schools in Nevada and Pennsylvania. He graduated from the law department of Stanford University, in 1901. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Tonopah, Nevada, in 1901. He was the district attorney of Nye County in 1903 and 1904. In 1919 he was a member of the Nevada Assembly and moved to Reno. He served as chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1922 and as councilor from Nevada to the United States Chamber of Commerce from March 29, 1923, to May 20, 1924.

Richards was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925). He ran for reelection in 1924 but did not win. He resumed the practice of law in Reno until his death there on December 22, 1953. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Charles L. Richards (id: R000211)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel S. Arentz
United States House of Representatives, Nevada At-Large
1923–1925
Succeeded by
Samuel S. Arentz