James Hugh Richardson (1912-1963) worked for the
Winnipeg telegram (1912), and the
Los Angeles evening herald (1913). He covered many of the celebrated crime and court cases of the 1920s, including the Frieda Lesser homicide and the
William Desmond Taylor murder mystery. He became the city editor for the
Los Angeles evening herald (1924-36), was the managing editor for the
Post-record (1935-36), and city editor for the
Los Angeles examiner (1937-57). The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, articles, and memorabilia related to Richardson's
life and career.
Richardson was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on November 23, 1894; his family moved to Winnipeg, and in 1912 he became
a Winnipeg telegram reporter; he became a Los Angeles evening herald reporter in 1913; he covered many of the celebrated crime and court cases of the 1920s, including the Frieda Lesser homicide
and the William Desmond Taylor murder mystery; city editor, Los Angeles evening herald, 1924-36; managing editor, Post-record, 1935-36; city editor, Los Angeles examiner, 1937-57; died in Boulder City, Nevada, on September 30, 1963.
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
5 oversize boxes
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