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Brief Biography of

Richard Packham


Name:   Howard Richard Packham

Birth Date (YYYY.MM.DD): 1933.09.21


  • Retired.
  • Taught college 30 years (foreign languages, law, computer science).
  • Practiced law 15 years (general civil and trial practice).

Degrees and Other Education:

  • J.D., University of San Francisco, 1974
  • M.A., German, Northwestern University, 1955
  • B.A., German, Brigham Young University, 1954
  • Postgraduate studies in Germanic and Indoeuropean linguistics at Johns Hopkins University and University of Munich, 1957-1961


  • Member, Oregon State Bar
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Freedom From Religion Foundation

Religious Background

  • From Mormon pioneer stock, born and raised devout Mormon.
  • Left Mormonism in 1958 at age 25, gave up organized religion.
  • Active since 1997 in the "Recovery from Mormonism" movement.

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