Body: Territorial House
Residence: Reads Landing
Term of Office: 1/7/1852 to 1/4/1853
Ramsey, Wabasha, Washington
Occupation: Trader; General Store, Reed's Landing
His city of residence is listed as Lake Pepin in The History of Minnesota: from the French Explorations to the Present Time, 1873. Toensing lists Reads Landing. James Wells contested the election of Fordyce S. Richards on issues related to the validity of election precincts. The members of the Territorial House of Representatives determined that Fordyce S. Richards was entitled to the seat.