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John R.F. Richardson
(1926 - 1 June 2001)
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John Reginald Fitzroy "Roy" Richardson
Former Leader of the Opposition, Trinidad and Tobago

John R.F. Richardson was a Trinidad and Tobago parliamentarian and leader of the opposition.

Early life and education

He was a trained lawyer.

Career

Richardson served as Member of Parliament for Point Fortin from 1966 when he served as Deputy Speaker until 1971 during the Dr. Eric Williams regime. He continued as Pt. Fortin representative from 1971 to 1976, but during the first two years, Richardson defected and crossed the floor with two other PNM representatives. In 1972, he was wappointed Leader of the Opposition and continued in this role until 1976.

Richardson left politics and retired to his Point Fortin home where he occasionally practised law.

Richardson was also the second Vice-President of the Point Fortin Chamber of Commerce.

Personal life

Richardson was the father one son, Lawrence, and a daughter, Eugenia.

Death

Richardson was killed in his home at Clifton Hill, Point Fortin on 1 June 2001. He was 75.

Sources
http://www.ttparliament.org/hansards/hh20010608.pdf
http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,11291.html
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Occupation Politician, Lawyer
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Date of Birth 1926
Place of Birth Trinidad and Tobago
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Date of Death 1 June 2001 (aged 75)
Place of Death Point Fortin Trinidad and Tobago
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Notable Accomplishments
Leader of the Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago: July 1972 - 1976
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