Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 139 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop


Manitoba
History

No. 86


MHS Summer
Field Trip


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: James Hugh “Jim” Richardson (1894-1963)

Click to enlarge

Jim Richardson
Click to enlarge

Journalist.

Born at Windsor, Ontario on 23 November 1894, his family moved to Winnipeg around 1908 and he attended Kelvin High School. In 1912, after being expelled from school, he began a career in journalism as a reporter for the Winnipeg Telegram. The next year, he moved to California and became a reporter for the Los Angeles Evening Herald. He eventually rose to the position of City Editor before moving to the Post Record (1935-1936) then the Los Angeles Examiner (1937-1957). His autobiography For The Life of Me: Memoirs of a City Editor was published in 1954. In April 1958, he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt during a visit to Winnipeg to recount his journalistic reminiscences at the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Winnipeg Press Club. He died at Boulder City, Nevada on 30 September 1963. His papers are in the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Archives.

See also:

Cool Things in the Collection: Chapel Board: In Reverse and Backwards by Sheilla Jones
Manitoba History, Number 70, Fall 2012

Sources:

“‘You never get to live as other people do’,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 April 1958, page 1.

Finding Aid for the James Hugh Richardson Papers, 1917-1962, UCLA Archives.

We thank Jim McCullough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 November 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2018 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.