Darrell C. Richardson (May 17, 1918, Baxter Springs KS – September 19, 2006, Memphis TN)

Richardson was a pastor and an author. The first part of his life was spent training to be a religious leader and spend a lot of his time helping impoverished children before he became chaplain of the army’s 3rd Armored Divison where he became friends with Elvis Presley with whom he spent a lot of time when he became editor for the Brotherhood Commission of the Southern Baptists.

Richardson wrote 44 novels and over 100 articles, often using a pseudonym, numerous times about science fiction. Richardson enjoyed science fiction so much that he created the Memphis Science Fiction Association and became its first president. Richardson died in Memphis.

Works Available at KCPL

Mountain Rising: the Story of James Anderson Burns and Oneida Institute – K 377.86 R522m


Tapp, Hambleton. Kentucky Lives: The Blue Grass State Who’s Who. Hopkinsville, KY: Historical Record Association 1966.

“’Pressure’ Charged for Editor Change,” Kentucky Times Star, January 11, 1964, 1A.

“Court of Honor,” Kentucky Post, February 16, 1950, 10.

“Erlanger-Elsmere,” Kentucky Post, March 9, 1950, 6.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email