Max Wayne Richardson passed away October 31, 2017. He was born June 14, 1944 in Lubbock, TX to the late Wayne and Naydine Richardson. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Lisa Lee Sawyer, two children Sarah Whitney Bigham, Trevor Colin Richardson, three grandchildren, and brother Dennis Richardson. Max received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in History from Texas Tech University, and his PhD in Political Science/ Political Philosophy from the University of Georgia. He spent 18 months in the Peace Corps in Libya teaching English to children. He taught 20 years at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD and 25 years at Concordia College, Moorhead MN. Max was a mentor to hundreds of students and instilled in them a love of the law and the ideals of fairness and equality that are the foundations of our country. He was known for his wit, wisdom, and love of music. Max had a love for his dogs so to honor that love the family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made your local human society or ASPCA. A celebration of his life with be held at a later date.