T. A. Rickard
T. A. Rickard (1864 - 1935), formally known as Thomas Arthur Rickard was born about 1864 in Italy. Rickard's parents were British and he became a Mining Engineer practising in the United States, Europe and Australia. He was also a publisher and author on mine engineering subjects. Thomas Arthur Rickard was born in Pertusola, Italy, the son of Thomas Rickard, a Cornish mining engineer. His grandfather was a Cornish miner, Captain James Rickard. His cousin Tom Rickard was Mayor of Berkley in 1906 at the time of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. He was educated in Russia and England. In 1882 Rickard entered the Royal School of Mines, London from which he graduated in 1885. Rickard died in Victoria, British Columbia on 15 August 1953.