Richardson, Arthur John Hampson

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Richardson, Arthur John Hampson

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1916-2011

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Arthur John Hampson (a.k.a. Jack) Richardson was born 31 July 1916 in Lennoxville, Quebec to Arthur and Margaret Richardson. Jack attended Bishop's College School (Lennoxville, Quebec) and graduated from Bishop's University in 1935. After graduating, he worked at the National Archives of Canada before joining the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and served in England as the historical liaison for the Canadian Government until 1946. After a career of 40 years, Jack retired in 1981 from the National Archives Canada / Indian Northern Affairs Canada, National Historic Sites. In 1987, he received "The Gabriel Leger Medal" from the Heritage Canada Foundation for his work in historical architectural, preservation, restoration and conservation of Old Quebec City. He was married to Gertrude and together they had four children: Margaret, Peter, Andrew, and Marie. Jack passed away in Ottawa on 6 May 2011 at the age of 94.

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A.J.H. Richardson, "Captain John Savage and the settlement of Shefford: from 1740 to 1893, Part 1" Journal of Eastern Townships Studies, No. 24 (Spring 2004): 5-29.
Obituary, "Arthur John Hampson Richardson," Ottawa Citizen, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=arthur-richardson&pid=150844780&fhid=5990 (accessed 10 April 2018).

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