RICHARDSON, JOHN T., manager of the Anthracite Wagon Company, one of the leading industries of Harrisburg, is a son of Joseph and Eliza(Bryan) Richardson, natives of the State of Maryland, where they spent their entire lives. John was born at Elkton, Md., May 2, 1832. He was educated in the private schools of his native town. Having completed his education, he learned the trade of blacksmith, and followed this occupation until 1876. This year he came to Harrisburg, and entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Steel Company, taking charge of the frog, switch, and signal department, and efficiently filled this position for eight years.
In 1884 Mr. Richardson removed to Carlise, Pa., where he remained five years, in the employ of the Carlise Manufacturing Company. At the end of this period he removed to Baltimore, Md., where he was engaged in business for two years. In 1893 he returned to Harrisburg, and accepted the position he now holds---manager of the Anthracite Wagon Company.
He was married, at Wilmington, Del., April 23, 1857, to Eliza McClure, daughter of James and Prudence McClure. Four children were born to them, two of whom are now living: Sarah J. and Mary E. Mr. Richardson served as a member of the council in Wilmington, Del., for two years. In political views he is a Republican. His family attend the Methodist Episcopal church.