Hearing postponed for evangelist Roberts

TULSA, Okla., March 7 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma judge postponed a hearing Wednesday for Richard Roberts, ex-president of Oral Roberts University, who faces a drunk driving charge.

Judge won't dismiss bulletproof vest suit

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in Washington Tuesday refused to dismiss a whistle-blower suit against the Japanese manufacturer of bulletproof vest material.

Lobbyist admits providing freebies

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A former lobbyist has pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington to providing trips to the 2003 World Series for two congressional aides.

Oral Roberts University president resigns

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Richard Roberts has resigned as president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., as the school fights a lawsuit accusing him and his wife of misconduct.

Oral Roberts plaintiff frequent litigant

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A former professor who is suing Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma has a history of litigation and was investigated in a stock scheme, a report says.

Oral Roberts returns to Oral Roberts U.

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Oral Roberts, speaking at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma for the first time in three years, told students that "the devil is not going to steal ORU."

Oral Roberts U. president takes leave

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts said Wednesday he is taking a leave of absence from the Oklahoma school founded by his evangelist father.

ORU president's wife denies sleepovers

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The wife of Oral Roberts University's president has denied allegations she spent the night in the Oklahoma university's guest house with an underage male.

Ex-faculty sue Oral Roberts president

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Three former Oral Roberts University professors in Tulsa, Okla., are suing the school's president, alleging financial, political and personal issues.

Oral Roberts University hires auditors

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Richard Roberts said he is confident his family will be cleared of accusations Oral Roberts University paid for their horses, hot tubs and plane trips.

U.S. fights compensating former POWs

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is fighting a court order to pay former Gulf War prisoners damages awarded them this month.
Richard Roberts
PAN99072517 - 25 JULY 1999 - WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA: Mexico's M.A. Rosales stick handles the ball away from Canada's Richard Roberts during their 0-5 loss to Canada at the 13th Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, July 25. jr/hr/do/ David Ovenden UPI

Richard Roberts (22 April 1789 – 11 March 1864) was a British engineer whose development of high-precision machine tools contributed to the birth of production engineering and mass production.

Roberts was born at Llanymynech, on the border between England and Wales. He was the son of William Roberts, a shoemaker, who also kept the New Bridge tollgate. Roberts was educated by the parish priest, and early found employment with a boatman on the Ellesmere Canal and later at the local limestone quarries. He received some instruction in drawing from Robert Bough, a road surveyor, who was working under Thomas Telford.

Roberts then found employment as a pattern-maker at Bradley Iron works, Staffordshire, and, probably in 1813, moved to a supervisory position in the pattern shop of the Horsely Iron works, Tipton. He had gained skills in turning, wheel-wrighting and the repair of mill work. He was drawn for the militia and to avoid this made for Liverpool, but finding no work there shifted to Manchester, where he found work as a turner for a cabinet-maker. He then moved to Salford working at lathe- and tool-making. Because the militia was still seeking him, he walked to London, where he found employment with Henry Maudslay as a fitter and turner.

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