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Catalog Number FAM 1979.20
Title Harris and Nina Richardson Collection
Collection Family Records
Object Name Records
Scope & Content
This collection contains a variety of materials from Harris Sawyer Richardson, an American politician who served as President of the Massachusetts State Senate. Harris Richardson and his sister, Nina Richardson, acquired this collection, which contains mostly newspaper clippings. The clipping were published in various Massachusetts newspapers, including the Winchester Star and the Boston Globe. Also of interest is correspondence, minutes, and draft bills from Richardson time on the State Senate.

Admin/Biographical History Harris Sawyer Richardson (1887-1976) was an American politician who served as President of the Massachusetts Senate from 1948 to 1949 and again in 1950. His sister, Nina Richardson (1889 - 1981), was also born in Vermont but lived with Harris in Winchester. Richardson served on many town boards, including the Finance Committee (1926 to 1929), Board of Selectmen (1929 to 1931), Planning Board (1936 to 1961), and Zoning Board of Appeal and was a Town Meeting member. In 1936 he was elected to the Massachusetts Senate. The collection was donated by his son, Harris Richardson Jr.

There is no apparent connection with the Richardson family of Richardson's Row, one of the earliest families in Winchester.
Copyrights Permission to publish material from this collection is subject to approval by the Town of Winchester.
Finding Aids A finding aid with detailed information about the collection's content is available. Please contact the Archives for more information.
Subjects Government officials
Government policy
Search Terms Board of Selectmen
Boston Globe
Grade Crossing
Massachusetts Senate
Planning Board
Town Meeting
Tufts Road
Winchester Star
Zoning Board of Appeal
People Adriance, Florence Colburn
Dennett, Daniel
Mallery, Rev. Wesley
Parkhurst, Lewis
Richardson, Harris Sawyer
Richardson, Harris Sawyer, Jr.
Richardson, Nina
Robinson, Henry C.
Worthen, Joseph
Containers Newspaper Clippings about Harris Richardson
Grade Crossing
Town Meeting Warrants
Winchester Documents
First Congregational Church Centennial Program
Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper Clippings
Tufts Road