William A. Richardson

Businessperson, Deceased Person

1795 – 1856

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Who was William A. Richardson?

William Richardson was an early California entrepreneur, influential in the development of Yerba Buena which later became San Francisco. Richardson was the first to receive a land grant in the city, deeded to him by the alcalde José Joaquín Estudillo. He was subsequently awarded even larger land holdings across the San Francisco Bay, a private rancho comprising a large portion of present-day Marin County. On these lands he founded the city of Sausalito.

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Born
Aug 27, 1795
London
Also known as
  • William Richardson
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • England
  • Mexico
Profession
Lived in
  • California
Died
Apr 20, 1856
Sausalito

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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