William Adams Richardson

William Adams Richardson (November 2, 1821 – October 19, 1896) was the 29th United States Secretary of the Treasury and later a Judge and Chief Justice of the Court of Claims.

William Adams Richardson
Chief Justice of the Court of Claims
In office
January 20, 1885  October 19, 1896
Appointed byChester A. Arthur
Preceded byCharles D. Drake
Succeeded byCharles C. Nott
Judge of the Court of Claims
In office
June 2, 1874  January 20, 1885
Appointed byUlysses S. Grant
Preceded bySamuel Milligan
Succeeded byJohn Davis
29th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
March 17, 1873  June 3, 1874
PresidentUlysses S. Grant
Preceded byGeorge S. Boutwell
Succeeded byBenjamin Bristow
Personal details
Born
William Adams Richardson

(1821-11-02)November 2, 1821
Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 19, 1896(1896-10-19) (aged 74)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeOak Hill Cemetery
Washington, D.C.
EducationHarvard University (A.B., A.M.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)