Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

George Q. Richmond, a prominent lawyer and the present Mayor of Pueblo, was born in Kennebec County, Maine, August 4, 1844. When fourteen years of age, he left home and went to Boston, where he worked for a time, and afterward attended school. In 1863, he took a trip through the West, spending about a year in California and Nevada. In the summer of 1864, he returned to Boston and enlisted in the Sixty-first Massachusetts Infantry. He served in the U. S. Army to the close of the late war, being commissioned a Lieutenant during the time. After the war he remained in Washington City, and attended the Columbia College, graduating in both the literary and law departments in 1868. He practiced law in Washington for a time, until coming West in 1870. In April of that year, he located at Pueblo, Colorado, where he has since resided and practiced his profession. In 1876, he was a candidate for Attorney General of the State on the Democratic ticket, but was defeated by a small majority. In that year he was a Centennial Commissioner, by appointment of the Governor of Colorado, at the National Exposition at Philadelphia. In 1880, he was a candidate for Supreme Judge, being the unanimous choice of the Democratic convention which met at Leadville. He was elected Mayor of Pueblo at the last municipal election, which office he occupies at this time. Mr. Richmond has established a wide reputation as a lawyer, and is now doing a large and lucrative practice. He was married at Philadelphia, Penn., October 24, 1878, to Miss Jennie S. Siner.  History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado O L Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1881

Hon. George Q. Richmond was born at Winthorp, Me., August 9, 1842.  At the age of 20 he emigrated to Nevada, and after remaining there one year, went East again and enlisted in the Sixty-first Massachusetts regiment and served till the close of the war.  After quitting the army Mr. Richmond began the study of law, and was admitted to practice at Washington, D.C., in 1868.  A year later he removed to Pueblo, and has continuously resided there since that time, successfully engaged in the practice of his profession.  Mr. Richmond was the nominee of the Democratic party for attorney-general of Colorado in 1876, and several years later was the candidate of his party for associate justice of the State Supreme court.  Mr. Richmond served one term as mayor of Pueblo.  As a lawyer he stands high, and is a very forcible orator. Rocky Mountain News 5-16-1884 - Prominent Men of Pueblo

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