Influential secretary of the American Angus Association, overseeing its expansion and the relocation of its headquarters to St. Joseph, Missouri.
1898-1970 | Artist: James Jay Ingwersen (born 1930)
Impact & Accomplishments
Born on a farm near Bevier, Missouri, Frank Richards graduated from the University of Missouri in 1919.
For eight years, he raised Shorthorn cattle and Poland China hogs with his father, and then in 1927, joined the staff of the Corn Belt Farm Dailies, serving for nearly two decades.
From 1946 to 1963, Richards was secretary of the American Angus Association, overseeing its expansion and the relocation of its headquarters to St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1983, Frank Richards was named to the Angus Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame and two years later, became one of the first named to the Honorary Angus Foundation.
Did You Know?
Richards met in 1954 with officers and directors of the local Angus Association in Illinois for an official organizational meeting to create the Illinois Angus Association. The Illinois Futurity Show and Sale event was created at the same meeting.