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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: for Richardson researchers
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 18:14:39 -0500
Jan 25, 1951 - Melbourne Man Takes Badman's Confession
A Melbourne man figured very prominently in the capture of Badman Bill Cook. The Cook confession that he killed the five-member Carl Mosser (sp) Family was taken by Ewell C. Richardson, son of Mr and Mrs I. B. Richard son of Melbourne.
Richardson, agent in charge of the FBI office in San Diego, Calif. announced the confession in news stories last week.
He is a native of Melbourne and Izard County. He was educated in Melbourne schools and the University of Arkansas. He taught schools for several years in Arkansas, including some time in Clinton and served as a reading clerk in the House of Representative during the 1937 legislative session. He went to Washington a year later as secretary to Congressman Clyde T. Ellis.
Richardson joined the FBI in 1940.