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Harry Richardson (b.1863)

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1937. Bio Note.

Harry Richardson (1863- ) O.B.E., A.M.Inst.C.E., & Cy.E. Consulting Engr

1887 Town Surveyor, Oldbury

1895 Engr. and Surveyor, Aston Manor U.D.C.

1900 Engr. and Surveyor, Handsworth U.D.C.

From 1900 Pioneer in dustlaying materials

1911-28 Chief Asst. City Surveyor, Birmingham

Director of Asphalt & Public Works, Ltd.

1930 Member of Birmingham City Council

1937 Bio Note [1]

RICHARDSON, Councillor Harry, O.B.E., A.M.Inst.C.E., etc.; b. 1863 at Handsworth s. of Samuel Richardson; O.B.E., 1919. Educ.: At his father's private school in Birmingham. Articled as Civil Engineer to J. W. Brown, M.Inst.C.E., Surveyor, Aston Manor; Surveyor to Oldbury U.D.C.; Surveyor, Aston U.D.C., 1895; Surveyor, Handsworth U.D.C., 1900 to 1911; Chief Assistant City Surveyor, Birmingham, 1911 to 1928; retired into private practice; 1888, admitted member of Institution of Municipal and County Engineers; 1890, admitted Associate Member of Institution of Civil Engineers; in November, 1930, elected member of Birmingham City Council for Sandwell Ward; serves on the Education (Chairman of Sites and Buildings Sub-Committee), Assessment, and Parks Committees; representative Governor of Handsworth Grammar School; appointed Executive Officer of Birmingham Food Control Committee, 1917; and awarded O.B.E. by H.M. the King for services; commissioned in 1st Warwicks Volunteer Battalion, 1916; m. 1913, d. of the late H. M. Stevenson, of Tintern House, Handsworth; one s., one d. Publications Many contributions to Municipal Engineering literature. Recreation: Golf. Address: 66, Handsworth Wood Road, Birmingham, 20.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1937-8 Birmingham Year Book