William S. Richardson
Chief Justice William S. Richardson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 2 April 1945. His first assignment was as Platoon Leader/Basic Training Instructor, Camp Roberts, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment, Leyte, Philippine Island; Assistant Staff Judge Advocate (Chief of Claims), Armed Forces Middle Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Reserves Hawaii, Fort DeRussy, Hawaii. | His civilian employment includes: Delegate to Washington D.C. for Statehood of Hawaii; Chairman, Democratic Party of Hawaii Central Committee; Chief Clerk, Territorial Senate; Sessions President, Bar Association of Hawaii; Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii; Chairman, Conference of Chief Justices; Director and President, National Center for State Courts; Trustee, Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate; and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Kamehameha School/Bernice P. Bishop Estate.