Richard (Dick) Richards was born in Ogden, Utah. He was a powerful force in Republican politics from the late 1960s until the 1980s, and served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1981 to 1983. Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 â November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Bush/Cheney, 2004 Campaign Manager Ken Mehlman is the current Chairman of the RNC. The Republican National Committee (RNC) provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. ...
He served in the United States Army from 1952 until 1955, finishing his service as an officer with the 7th Cavalry Regiment. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...
Before being drafted he had been active in politics, organizing the Junior Republican League while studying at Weber State College in Ogden, Utah. He was also active in the political campaigns of Douglas Stringfellow and Dr. Aldous Dixon, organizing a bi-partisan youth group that helped Dr. Dixon win election to the United States Congress. Weber State University is a university located in Ogden, Utah. ... Congress in Joint Session. ...
Over the next 3-1/2 years, Richards served as a project test pilot for automatic carrier landing systems development work in F-4 and A-7 aircraft and also conducted approach/landing/catapult flying qualities and catapult minimum end speed performance testing of a prototype "slatted" F-4S airplane.
Richards has flown four times--STS-28 (August 8-13, 1989), STS-41 (October 6-10, 1990), STS-50 (June 25-July 9, 1992), and STS-64 (September 9-20, 1994)--and has logged a total of 33 days, 21 hours, 32 minutes, 15 seconds in space.
On his first space flight, Richards was pilot on the crew of STS-28 which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on August 8, 1989.
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