BERNARD GERSHON RICHARDS (March 9, 1877-April 25, 1971)
He was born in Keydan (Kėdainiai), Lithuania. In 1901 he emigrated to the United States and in 1902 settled in New York. He was a prominent community leader in Anglo-American groups and institutions. He wrote for English-language Jewish periodicals, some of which he edited. Until 1903 he retained certain ties to Yiddish: editor of the Boston-based Izraelit (Israelite), contributor to Winchevsky’s Emes (Truth), and the Boston correspondent for New York newspaper. He died in New York.
Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4; Ben-Tsien Ayzenshtadt, Dor rabanav vesofrav (A generations of rabbis and authors) (New York, 1902/1903), p. 99; Yeshurin archive, YIVO (New York).