JOPLIN, Mo. - Ron Richard was presented with the first Richard M. Webster Medallion today. He received this award at Missouri Southern for his hard work in support for higher education in Missouri.
The medallion is named after the late Richard M. Webster, who was elected in 1948 to the Missouri House Of Representatives--and named Speaker of the hHouse in 1954. Webster later served as a Missouri state senator from 1962 until his death in 1990.
"It's nice seeing the Webster family again and I'm just humbled by my name being put with his," explained Missouri State Senator Ron Richard.
This medallion will be given each fall to a legislator who shows the same support.