Biography of George J. Richard
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





George Julius Richard. - As chief clerk to the Attorney General of Ohio, George Julius Richard ranks among the leading young attorneys of Columbus and Franklin County. He was born at Newcomerstown, Ohio, December 13, 1902, the son of Julius Roman and Anna (Hosfelt) Richard.

Julius Roman Richard was born at Strasburg, Baden, Germany, July 7, 1872, the son of an innkeeper. He learned the miller's trade in Germany and came to the United States in 1892, where he subsequently learned the trades of moulder and coremaker. At various intervals Mr. Richard lived in Cleveland, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Wheeling, West Virginia, Lorain, Elyria and Neweomerstown, Ohio. He has followed foundry work almost continuously since coming to this country. Anna (Hosfelt) Richard was born at Neweomerstown, Ohio, October 22, 1873, the daughter of Peter Hosfelt, a leading citizen of that place. He was a cabinet maker and merchant, and also conducted a furniture and undertaking establishment. Mr. and Mrs. Richard live at 474 South Carlysle Street, Newcomerstown, Ohio. They have only one son, George Julius, the subject of this sketch.

George Julius Richard attended the public schools of Newcomerstown, Ohio. He then came to Columbus, where he entered Bliss Business College. He began his business career as a stenographer in the Citizens Military Training Corps Office at Ft. Hayes, United States War Department. After a year he resigned to accept a position with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, with whom he remained for almost six years. He then became associated with the Ohio Fuel Gas Company, and resigned from that company in January, 1929, to accept his present appointment as chief clerk to the Attorney General of Ohio. Mr. Richard attended the Columbus College of Law, from where he received the degree of L. L. B. and L. L. M.

Mr. Richard was married to Elsie Helen Brunst, August 25, 1930, in New York City, she being the only daughter of Louis Brunst and Mrs. F. D. Wilson of Columbus, Ohio.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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