Portrait of Edgar Rickard.
|Born||January 17, 1874|
|Died||January 21, 1951|
Edgar Rickard (January 17, 1874 – January 21, 1951) was a mining engineer 3.and lifelong confidant of U.S. President Herbert Hoover :
He was the son of mining engineer Reuben Rickard, and the brother of Thomas Rickard, a mining engineer and one-time mayor of Berkeley, California. He was born on January 17, 1874 in Pontgibaud, France .
For many years around the turn of the century, he was the editor of a mining journal in London.
Rickard died on January 21, 1951in San Francisco, California.
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T. A. Rickard, formally known as Thomas Arthur Rickard was born about 1864 in Italy. Rickard's parents were British and he became a Mining Engineer practising in the United States, Europe and Australia. He was also a publisher and author on mine engineering subjects.
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