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Richard Henry Cardwell
Member From: 1881 - 1893
- Birth Date: August 1, 1846 Birth Place:Madison, N.C.
- Death Date: March 19, 1931
- Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
- Spouse: Kate Howard
- Education: Madison Academy; Beulah Male Institute
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- Additional Info: Speaker of the House: 1887-1893. *On Dec. 6, 1893 he was elected a judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals. John F. Ryan was elected Speaker in his place.
- Bio: Born in Madison, N. C., August 1, 1840, Died at “Prospect Hill”, Hanover County, Va., March 19, 1931. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ashland, Va. Richard H. Carddwell of Hanover County was the son of Richard Perine and Elizabeth Martin (Dalton) Cardwell. He was the father of Speaker William D. Cardwell. He was educated at Madison Academy and Beulah Male Institute, which he left to enter the Army of the Confederacy as a member of the North Carolina Junior Reserves in March 1864. In the following May, he was transferred to the Army of Northern Virginia. He was reassigned to the Bureau of Conscription of North Carolina as an enrolling officer when he was retired from active duty due to ill health. In 1869, he moved to Hanover County, and in the spring of 1874, he was admitted to the bar and opened an office in Richmond. He was a member of the House of Delegates, 1881-94; and judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1894-1916. He married, February 9, 1865, Kate Howard, daughter of Edward C. and Lucy (Crump) Howard of Richmond.
While he was Speaker of the House, the Clerk was JOHN BELL BIGGER.
- Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices:
Speaker of the House: 1889 - 1890; 1891 - 1892; 1893
Judge, Supreme Court of Appeals: elected in 1893/1894
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