John Richardson, high-profile lawyer and politician who was Maine House speaker, dies at 62. BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — John Richardson, a former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and one of the most influential people in Maine politics in recent decades, has died… He was the former speaker of Maine house of representatives. John Richardson Maine was pronounced dead at the age of 62 following an unidentified cause of death.He was a great lawyer and politician. John Richardson died of a heart attack in his home. Richardson, who also ran for governor in 2010 and served as Maine… John Richardson was a high profile lawyer, and also a politician. John Richardson Death / Obituary – Maine House of Representative former speaker, John Richardson death was confirmed on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.He has died leaving beloved ones in total devastation. John Richardson died on Tuesday June, 2020 at the age of 62.