Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Rev. Richard O. Partington
Commander-in-Chief 1987 / 1988


Rev. Richard O. Partington was elected as Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)) at the 106th National Encampment held in Buffalo, New York.

Brother Partington's great grandfather, William H.H. Ogden, Sr. served as a Corporal in Company B, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves throughout the Civil War.

Brother Partington attended the 75th Reunion of the Blue and Gray in Gettysburg in 1938. Joining Camp #200, Philadelphia, in 1938, Brother Partington attended his first National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic and the SUVCW in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1939. He has been active ever since first serving as a member of the Sons of Veterans Reserve, and then serving in various offices. He was elected Pennsylvania Department Commander in 1962 at Erie, Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Temple University, he holds a BA, STB and an STNM degree. In 1984, at the age of 62, he retired after serving for 33 years as Rector of St. Jude and the Nativity Episcopal Church which was organized and built under his leadership.

Brother Partington served on the Board, and is a member of several organizations including the F&AM, the Welcome Society of Pennsylvania and the Union League of Philadelphia.

He and his wife, Shirley, have a daughter and son and two grandchildren.

November, 1987



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