Henry Handel (Henrietta Richardson Robertson) 1870–1946, Australian novelist.
Henry Hobson [hob-suhn] , 1838–86, U.S. architect.
Jack (Carter) born 1934, U.S. playwright and novelist.
Sir Owen Williams, 1879–1959, English physicist: Nobel prize 1928.
Sir Ralph (David) 1902–83, English actor.
Samuel, 1689–1761, English novelist.
Tony, 1928–91, English motion-picture and theatrical director.
Walter Hart, 1880–1961, U.S. journalist.
a city in NE Texas, near Dallas. Unabridged
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Richardson (ˈrɪtʃədsən)
1.  Dorothy M(iller). 1873--1957, British novelist, a pioneer of stream-of-consciousness writing: author of the novel sequence Pilgrimage (14 vols, 1915--67)
2.  Henry Handel. pen name of Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson, 1870--1946, Australian novelist; author of the trilogy The Fortunes of Richard Mahony (1917--29)
3.  Sir Owen Willans. 1879--1959, British physicist; a pioneer in the study of atomic physics: Nobel prize for physics 1928
4.  Sir Ralph (David). 1902--83, British stage and screen actor
5.  Samuel. 1689--1761, British novelist whose psychological insight and use of the epistolary form exerted a great influence on the development of the novel. His chief novels are Pamela (1740) and Clarissa (1747)

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city, northern suburb of Dallas, Dallas and Collin counties, northern Texas, U.S. The original founders settled Breckenridge township (c. 1853) south of the present city limits in what is now Restland. In 1872 Ryley and Jack Wheeler gave land for a town site and right-of-way to the Houston and Texas Central Railway, and the town was laid out and named for George Richardson, then president of the railroad. Most of the business area was rebuilt in the early 1890s after a destructive fire. Completion of the "Red Brick Road" (later the Greenville Highway) to Dallas in 1924 brought a quick increase in population. Richardson was incorporated the following year and adopted a city charter in 1956

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