Walter Richardson
Walter Richardson
Birth: 7 November 1885
South Dakota, USA
Death: 25 December 1998
Illinois, USA
Age: 113 years, 48 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Walter Charles Richardson (7 November 1885 – 25 December 1998) was a validated American supercentenarian and the world’s oldest validated living man from the death of Johnson Parks on 17 July 1998 until his own death five months later.


Walter Richardson was born in South Dakota, USA, on 7 November 1885. His parents were Charles and Mary Richardson. He later moved to Ogle County, Illinois, and married Ida Speeckeen around 1913. The couple never had any children.

Walter enlisted in World War 1 when United States entered the war in 1917-1918. Afterwards, Walter worked as the vice president of the Holcomb Bank in Chicago until 1948. Ida passed away in 1980. On the occasion of his 112th birthday, it was reported that he was in good physical and mental health. He became the world's oldest man after the death of 113 year old Johnson Parks.

Richardson passed away in Illinois, USA, on 25 December 1998 at the age of 113 years, 48 days.


United States' Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • Alton Gilbert • Oscar DuboisJames Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • John Painter • John McMorran • Fred Hale • Earl Brush • Moses Hardy • Thomas Nelson • Antonio Pierro • George Francis • Walter Breuning • Shelby Harris • Salustiano Sanchez • Alexander Imich • Conrad Johnson • Wash Wesley • Felix Simoneaux • Frank Levingston • Clarence Matthews • Richard Overton • Henry Tseng • CP Crawford • Irving Piken • Lawrence Brooks

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