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Ellen Swallow Richards
Rich·ards(rĭch′ərdz), Ellen Swallow 1842-1911.
American chemist and educator whose research on water quality led to the establishment of the first modern sewage treatment plant, and who founded the discipline of home economics.
Richards, Keith Born 1943.
British rock musician who, as lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones, cowrote such songs as "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (1965) and "Sympathy for the Devil" (1968) with Mick Jagger.
Richards, Theodore William 1868-1928.
American chemist. He won a 1914 Nobel Prize for finding the atomic weights of numerous elements.
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1. (Biography) I(vor) A(rmstrong). 1893–1979, British literary critic and linguist, who, with C. K. Ogden, wrote The Meaning of Meaning (1923) and devised Basic English
2. (Biography) Sir Gordon. 1904–86, English flat-racing jockey: champion jockey 26 times between 1925 and 1953; won 4870 races, including fourteen English classics
3. (Biography) Sir Viv, full name Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards. born 1952, West Indian cricketer, born in Antigua; played in 121 tests, 50 as captain; scored 8,540 test runs
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I(vor) A(rmstrong), 1893–1979, English literary critic in the U.S.
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