A Short Chronology of Pro-Life’s Life
- 1940-November 1, 1940, Pro-Life began at fertilization in Carbon County, Wyoming.
- 1941- Born, Marvin Thomas Richardson, Carbon County, Wyoming, August 5.
- 1941-1945 Lived on the Richardson Double 8 Ranch at Elk Mountain, Wyoming.
- 1945-1956 Childhood and school in Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming.
- 1957-1958 University High School, Laramie, Wyoming. Sportswriters All-State basketball.
- 1960-Graduated from Lander Wyoming High School.
* 1960-1961Attended Brigham Young University on a basketball scholarship. This aid should not be called scholarship, the misuse of this word tells a great deal about our society. Pro-Life played on the Freshman team. Pro-Life was the last player to be cut from the Varsity as a Sophomore and then 2 Varsity players quit, but Pro-Life was not called back to the Varsity because he had complained about athletes not keeping the BYU Honor Code. Pro-Life was learning to take his lumps for telling the truth.
- 1962-1964 Missionary for the LDS Church in Arizona, California, and Nevada.
- 1964-Married Jean Carol Benson in Arizona LDS Temple.
- 1964-1967 Brigham Young University, graduated in 1967, Political Science.
- 1968-1969 Worked in a family business in Colorado with his father and brother.
- 1969-1971 Back at Brigham Young University for the last time, studied accounting.
- 1971-1973 Worked for 3 CPA firms, Arizona and Colorado.
- 1973-1976 Self-employed, Licensed Public Accountant, Bear Lake County, Idaho.
- 1977-1982 Open-pit coal mining, Carbon County Wyoming.
* 1982- Divorced by Jean Benson because Pro-Life was too politically incorrect and that was embarrassing for a peer pressure oriented woman. Married Kirsten Faith Bjarnson in St George LDS Temple in November 1982. Kirsten has moral courage and ignores peer pressure. Pro-Life and Kirsten are very compatible and in love.
* 1983-1984 Strawberry farmer at Gilcrest, Colorado.
* 1985-1987 Lived in Baja California Norte, Mexico, and sold irrigation equipment in USA.
* 1988-2002 Caterpillar dealership employee in Nevada, 13 years.
* 1998- Resigned from LDS Church because the Church would not accept person-hood status for the preborn child.
* 1998- Christianna, the last of Pro-Life’s 15 children is born, 7 from his previous wife, 8 from his current wife.
* 2004- Changed middle name to Pro-Life, ran for State Legislature.
* 2006- Ran for Governor as Marvin Pro-Life Richardson, the name Pro-Life was not allowed on the ballot by Idaho Secretary of State so Pro-Life went to court and dropped the names Marvin and Richardson.
* 2008- Candidate for US Senate, the name Pro-Life on ballot with parentheses after Pro-Life (a person formerly known as Marvin Richardson). A special law was passed by the Idaho Legislature requiring the parenthetical information so that voters would not confuse Pro-Life as an idea or value. This law is an unconstitutional, ex-post facto law. Pro-Life would have agreed to the parentheses but was not asked. Typical of elected government officials to violate common courtesy and the Constitution.
- 2007 Pro-Life ran for Fire Commissioner as a write in. Received about a third of the vote but lost to the incumbent.
- 2010- Pro-Life lost in the general election to the incumbent, Butch Otter, for a second time. Pro-life was last in a 5-way race.
- 2012- Pro-Life lost in the general election to incumbent Raul Labrador for US Representative, District 1.
- 2002-2013 presently an organic farmer, mostly strawberries. Pro-life and Kirsten spend their time on the farm and in moral activism, trying to persuade people to give up their selfishness and live like Jesus.