Stayner Richards was a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from October 6, 1951, to his death on May 28, 1953. He also served in the British Mission from April 1908 to June 1910. From 1949 to 1952, he was president of the British Mission. He helped select the property for the London England Temple.
Richards was born on December 20, 1885, in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. He and his wife, Jane Foote Taylor, were the parents of six children, one of whom was composer G. William Richards. His brother Stephen L Richards was an apostle and served in the First Presidency. His grandfather Willard Richards served in the Quorum of the Twelve and was with the Prophet Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail. His second cousin LeGrand Richards was also a member of the Quorum of the Twelve.