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June 7, 1921 - August 20, 1985
Known as "Uncle Miltie"
Served with devotion and
great distinction as an Assistant
Attorney General of the State
of Texas from 1951 - 1985. Represented
the State in the Tidelands
case which returned
hundreds of millions of dollars
to the school children of
the State of Texas.
||John Milton Richardson
||Section:Republic Hill, Section 2 (C2)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||June 7, 1921
||August 20, 1985
||August 23, 1985
RICHARDSON, JOHN MILTON (1921 ~ 1985). John Milton Richardson was born in McLennan County, Texas, on June 7, 1921 to George B. and Nell Richardson.
Richardson served his country in combat as a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. Richardson received both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and was admitted to the practice of law in 1949. He served as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney in Dallas County, Texas, from 1950 to 1951.
He served as an Assistant Attorney General of the State of Texas from 1951 until his death. He served as Deputy Chief, Law Enforcement Division of that office from 1951 until 1966, except for service as Assistant Chief, State Affairs Division, from 1952 to 1954. He represented the State of Texas in important legal matters that have had far-reaching impact on the well being of the State.
Among his greatest legal accomplishments was his participation in the successful representation of the State of Texas in the Texas Tidelands case. His service has resulted in the return of hundreds of millions of dollars to the State of Texas for the benefit of its school children for generations, both past, present, and future. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and Idlewild Club in Dallas.
Richardson passed away on August 20, 1985 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.