Richard Harding
Richard Harding
Nickname: "Dick"
Year: '39
Team: Princeton

      *RICHARD ‘DICK’ HARDING, Princeton ‘39 was a three-time EIWA champion while at Princeton University, after a prep career at Brooklyn Polytechnic Prep School. In 1937, as a sophomore he was the 118 pound champion; in 1938 Harding won the tournament at 126; in 1940 as the senior team captain he defeated the two-time defending champion and prior year’s Outstanding Wrestler, Robert Mathers of Cornell, in the 121 pound finals.

      A member of the Tiger Inn Club at Princeton who enjoyed golf and tennis, Dick lived in New Canaan, CT, for over 45 years. During WW II, he was an officer in the Navy in the Atlantic and the Pacific. In 1950, he founded the very successful Humphreys & Harding Inc., a company extensively involved in industrial, commercial, and institutional construction. He was active on the New Canaan Town Planning and Zoning Commission and died in 1998, survived by wife, Betty, and their four children.