Richard N. Crockett was born on June 1903. He attended and graduated from Roanoke College in 1925 with a major in science. At Roanoke, he was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. We went onto get his BS in science in 1925 from the University of Virginia, and received his JD in law in 1929 from the University of Virginia Law School.
Richard was a member of the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft of New York City where he distinguished himself in the profession for over thirty years. He specialized in trust and estate law, and ended his career with the firm holding the position of "counsel." He has served his professional organizations admirably and has given of his time and talent to a variety of charitable groups serving both the aged and the young.
He was President of the House for old men and aged couples in New York City from 1959-1960. Richard was also governor of "The Virginiairs" in New York City from 197-1968 and served on the board of directors for Camp Holiday Trails in 1975. He was also vice president of the area chapter of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Richard was awarded the Roanoke College Medal on May 2, 1983 for his professional achievements and service to the community. He Married Louise Richardson Crockett on March 4, 1933. They had two children together; Virginia C. Fischer and Richard F. Crockett.
Richard N. Crockett received the Roanoke College Medal in 1980.