Born in Nanking, China to Donald William to Virginia Richardson.
Serves in the U.S. Navy.
Receives a Bachelor of Science from Davidson College.
Marries Frances Lee Wingfield.
Receives a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard University.
Becomes an intern and then resident at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Becomes a resident and fellow of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
Becomes chief cardiologist and associate chief of staff for the Research VA Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Serves as visiting scientist at Oxford University in England.
Becomes an associate and then full professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
Serves as moderator of Hanover Presbytery Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia.
Becomes chairman of the Cardiology Division at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Serves as a visiting professor at the University of Milan in Italy.
Serves as interim chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Virginia Commonwealth University.
Serves as chairman of the events committee of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial.
Becomes director of the Cardiology Training Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Becomes Professor Emeritus of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.