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Harold E. Richardson, Deering Lions Club, Mt. Lebanon Masonic Lodge, Scrapbook, Portland Water District Board, Maine, African Americans in Maine



Harold E. Richardson (1922-1993) was born in Portland and attended West School and Portland High School. Richardson was elected to the Portland Water District Board in 1963. He served on the Board until at least 1987, including a stint as president in the late 60s. He was very active in the Portland community: his contributions include service on the Maine State Law Enforcement Planning and Assistance Agency and membership in the Mt. Lebanon Masonic Lodge and Deering Lions Club, among many others. The Papers contain his scrapbook, documenting his many contributions to the Portland community, including serving on the Portland Water District Board, photographs, and a 1949 certificate of membership in the Mt. Lebanon Masonic Lodge.

Date Range:

ca. 1931-1991

Size of Collection:

2.25 ft.



The collection was donated in 1999 by Harold Richardson’s children, Haroldeana E. Snell, Carol Ann Hardeman, Laura M. Wilkins, and Robert A. Richardson.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

The Harold E. Richardson Papers are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or his legal heirs and assigns.

For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections,



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