Dick Richardson entered the political scene on the Oil Rig in 2215 as a Congressman whose father and then President, Richardson Senior, was aiding to succeed as the next President. On March 5th, 2220, Dick was elected President and began serving the first out of his five terms. One of the first things Dick did as President was during October of 2220 when he, for the sake of morale, classified the prototype results, accidents, explosions, and deaths of the development of a reliable version of the Advanced power armor Mk II. 
When encountered by the Chosen One in 2242, Dick Richardson is a much older man whose vitality has given way to absent mindedness and an appearance comparable to his tired and frayed suit.
Although the typical term-length of the President of the United States is four years, Dick Richardson is still in office in what would then be his sixth term if this is still the case.
↑Qhprzrch.msg: For absent mindedness, see line 100. For appearance, see line 102.
↑Qhprzrch.msg: For FEV, see lines 110, 201, 242, 256, 258, & 287. For the Project, see lines 124, 145, 146, 234, 237, 244, 252, & 298. For Daniel Bird, see lines 199, 201, & 206. For China and Great War, see lines 216 & 218. For Vaults, see lines 222-224, 226, 228, & 232. For mutation, see lines 208, 228, 232, & 280. For villagers, see lines 232, 258, 265, & 280.