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Julius Miller Richardson


Julius Miller Richardson was born on a farm in Sugarcreek Township on Novemaber 4, 1962. "He attended the public school at Shanesville and later the New Philadelphia Normal School. At the age of seventeen years, he began his teaching career in a country school in Sugarcreek Township. He taught in the Mineral City Schools from 1890 to 1901, was principal of a Grade School in Canton, Ohio, during the school year of 1901-1902 and then became Superintendent of the Public Schools at McConnellsville, Ohio, where he served with exceptional ability from 1902 to 1910.

While serving as Superintendent of Schools at McConnelsville, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1907. Returning to Tuscarawas County he opened a law office in New Philadelphia where he had a successful practice until the time of his retirement on June 1, 1938. During most of his law career he had no partners, but at intervals he was associated with Attorney C. W. Ferrell, Probate Judge Ralph Finley and Attorney Joseph J. Sani." [Julius Miller Richardson. The biographical information is attributed to John H. Lamneck's These Are My Jewels (Strasburg, Ohio: Gordon Printing, 1966)]


"He attended the public schools in the country until he was sixteen, later the village schools at Shanesville, Ohio, and when he was sixteen was given his teacher's license. He began teaching at the age of eighteen and for nine consecutive years spent the winter seasons teaching and the summer seasons farming. In 1894, upon examination, he was granted a high school life certificate to teach in Ohio. Mr. Richardson for ten years had charge of the Mineral City schools, for one year was principal of a school in Canton, resigning and for seven years serving as superintendent of the McConnellsville schools. While teaching he studied law and his preceptor for several years was Charles H. Fouts of McConnellsville. Upon examination before the state board he was licensed to practice law June 18, 1907. Mr. Richardson for many years did a great deal of work as a lecturer during that period of his life. For some time he was listed as a lecturer by the Grant Lyceum Bureau, and appeared before Chautauqua and other audiences, his best known subjects being Shakespeare and Robert Burns.

Since 1907 Mr. Richardson has applied his time and energies to the practice of law at New Philadelphia, and has attained success in this profession . . . . [Bio
History of Ohio (American Historical Society, 1925)(vol.4)(with photo)]


Julius Miller Richardson, Schoenbrunn, An Epic of the Romance and Tragedy of the First Village in Ohio (New Philadelphia, Ohio: J.M. Richardson, 1931)


Julius Miller Richardson, A Brief History of Tuscarawas County, Ohion (Biier Print Co., 1896)

__________________, The Creole of the Mission (H. Harrison, 1938)