Elzy A. Richards

Elzy A. Richards (Lowndes County)

State House: 1874-1875

Merchant and member of the Columbus Board of Aldermen. He doesn’t appear in the first roll of the 1874 House, so I suspect he replaced J. H. Glenn, who died in February. Served as a grand juror for Lowndes County. A Columbus circular listed him as an “unworthy” figure for supporting Republican candidates in the 1874 city election.

Click here to browse the minute book of the Columbus Board of Aldermen, beginning with the first appearance of Richards’ name on page 147.

Signature of Elzy A. Richards
Signature of Elzy A. Richards from an 1875 petition to Governor Ames
First mention of Elzy Richards in the Columbus Board of Aldermen minutes, July 5, 1870
Richards in aldermen minutes, July 5, 1870
Clarion-Ledger, October 2, 1873
Weekly Mississippi Pilot, January 23, 1875
Clarion-Ledger, September 8, 1875