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Richards, Joseph William

Stephen H. Cutcliffe

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Richards, Joseph William (28 July 1864–12 October 1921), metallurgist and university professor, was born in Oldbury, Worcestershire, England, the son of Joseph Richards, a manufacturing metallurgical chemist, and Bridget Harvey. When he was approximately seven years old, Richards moved with his family to Philadelphia, where his father subsequently owned and operated a scrap metal recovery and evaluation facility. He was an excellent student and graduated from Lehigh University in 1886 with an analytical chemist degree. He then returned to his father’s Delaware Metal Refinery in Philadelphia, where he served as superintendent for approximately a year. In 1877 Richards married his second cousin Arnamarie Gadd; they had three children....

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Subjects: Metals, Alloying, and Corrosion ; Science and Mathematics ; Education

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