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Wilds P. Richardson

Wilds P. Richardson Biography

Explorer


ABOUT
U.S. Army officer who explored Alaska and was in charge of the War Department's Alaska Road Commission.
BEFORE FAME
He was part of the faculty at West Point.

FAMILY LIFE
He was the child of Oliver and Hester Richardson.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was head of the Polar Bear Expedition that President Woodrow Wilson funded.
TRIVIA
He led the Polar Bear Expedition because of his experience with cold weather.

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