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Massahusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Columbia University, 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 30 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003
1320 Bolton Rd, Pelham, NY 10803
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA

Charles Russell Richards (June 30, 1865 – February 21, 1936) was a member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1914.

Charles Russell Richards was born on 30 June 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Charles C. Richards (1842–1913) and Josephine C. Gleason (1839–1874). In 1917 he married Hilda Muhlhauser, an American government official during World War I. She aimed to protect women's rights as chief of the Woman's Division of the Federal Employment Service in the United States Department of Labor. In 1926 Charles Russell Richards married Mildred Ione Batchelder (1870–1970). Charles Russell Richards graduated from MIT in 1885. In 1888 he became director of the Department of Science and Technology at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and from 1889 to 1908 he was director of the Department of Manual Training at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was the director of Cooper Union in New York for fifteen years, director of the American Association of Museums from 1923 to 1926, and after that director of the Division of Industrial Art of the General Education Board. He was one of the founders of the New York Museum of Science and Industry, and became its executive vice president in 1930. On 11 February 1936, while he was in the hospital and shortly before his death, the museum moved to a more permanent home at Rockefeller Center. Charles Russell Richards lived at 1320 Bolton Road, Pelham Manor, Westchester County, New York. Charles Russell Richards died on 21 February 1936 in Doctors Hospital, New York, New York, at age 70.


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