Richardson, John M. (1922 - )

HOUSE, 79th and 80th General Assemblies, 1955-59; representing Montgomery County; Democrat. Born at Clarksville, Montgomery County, July 31, 1922; son of H. P. and Leone (Hille) Richardson. Attended Mt. Olivet elementary school, Montgomery County; Clarksville High School; Austin Peay State College, Clarksville, for B.S. degree; received LL.B. degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County. Married at Nashville, July 2, 1951, to Dorothy Zazzi, native of San Francisco, CA, and daughter of Adolph and Ethel Zazzi; no children indicated. Has practiced law at Clarksville since 1959. In World War II; inducted into US Army at Fort Oglethorpe, GA, Jan 20, 1943; assigned as Pvt, radio repairman aircraft; attended Central Signal Control School, Jul 21, 1943; overseas two years, three months, and eleven days; awarded European-African Middle-Eastern Theater Ribbon, good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal; honorably discharged at Camp Attebury, IN, Jan 24, 1946. Member Church of Christ; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Business address (1967) 110 Glenn Bldg; residence 109 Canterbury Rd, Clarksville.

Sources: Information supplied by self, Sep 16, 1957; files Legislative Council, 1957; TN War Records Office; Clarksville City Directory, 1961.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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