See also:Richard (1781-1837), a Calvinistic Methodist
See also:minister, and was
See also:born on the 3rd of
See also:April 181 2 . Educated at Llangeitho grammar school, he also studied at a
See also:college at Highbury, and in 1835 he became minister of a Congregational
See also:church in the Old Kent Road,
See also:London, a position which he retained for fifteen years . Richard is chiefly known as an
See also:advocate of peace and
See also:international arbitration . In 1848 he became secretary of, the Peace Society, and in this capacity he helped to organize a series of congresses in the capitals of
See also:Europe, and was partly instrumental in securing the insertion of a declaration in favour of arbitration in the treaty of
See also:Paris in 1856 . He resigned this
See also:post in 1885 . In 1868 Richard was elected member of parliament for the Merthyr boroughs, and he remained in the
See also:House of
See also:Commons until his
See also:death at Treborth, near
See also:Bangor, on the loth of
See also:August 1888 . In parliament he was a leading member of the party which advocated the removal of
See also:Nonconformist grievances and the disestablishment of the church in
See also:Wales; in 1877 he was chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales . Among Richard's writings may be mentioned: Defensive War (1846, and again 1890);
See also:Memoirs of
See also:Sturge (1864); Letters on the Social and
See also:Condition of the Principality of Wales (1866, and 'again 1884); and The
See also:Recent Progress of International Arbitration (1884) . He also prepared some of the material for the
See also:life of his friend and associate, Richard
See also:Cobden, which was written by Mr
See also:John, now
See also:Morley; and he did some journalistic
See also:work in the
See also:Star and the Evening Star . See C . S .
See also:Henry Richard, M.P . (1889) ; L . Appleton, Memoirs of Henry Richard (1889) ; and articles in Cymru Fydd for 1888 .
FRANCOIS MARIE BENJAMIN RICHARD (18,9-1908)
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