William Richards

#56876
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
22, 1793
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 7, 1843 (50)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1793
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 7, 1843 (50)

About

American missionary and politician in the Kingdom of Hawaii. He helped reform land titles and was the kingdom's first Minister of Public Instruction.

Before Fame

He sailed on the ship Thames under Captain Clasby to Hawaii.

Trivia

He was appointed special envoy to U.S. and Great Britain with native Hawaiian Timothy Ha Ľalilio after he helped write the 1840 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Family Life

He married Clarissa Lyman in 1822.

Associated With

He and Percival Lowell were both U.S. diplomats.