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date: 19 August 2019

Richardson, Sid Williamslocked

(25 April 1891–30 September 1959)
  • Kenneth H. Williams

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Richardson, Sid Williams (25 April 1891–30 September 1959), oilman and entrepreneur, was born in Athens, Texas, the son of Nancy “Nannie” Bradley and John Isidore Richardson, a farmer and cattleman. He was named for an itinerant evangelist. Richardson’s father reportedly got the better of him in Sid’s first attempt at making a business deal, but the youth learned quickly. While still in high school he traveled to Louisiana and maneuvered local cattlemen into underbidding each other, resulting in cheap calves for Richardson and a $3,500 profit when he sold them in Texas....

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