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Richter, Sir Harold

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Birth Date: 17 January 1906 (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 18 June 1979 (Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Federick Richter and Pauline (nee Raeck)

Family: Gladys B James on 21 January 1933, 2 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Teviotville State; Ipswich Grammar School

Religion: Uniting Church


Farmer, Teviotville; Proprietor of an Ipswich agricultural, manufacturing and engineering business

Party Positions:

  1. (CP) Vice-President, Queensland Country Party, 1951 - 1955
  2. (CP) President, Queensland Country Party, 1956 - 1960

Official Awards: He received a Knighthood in 1971 for services to the public

Local Government Service: Chairman, Boonah Shire Council, 1943 to 1947

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CP Somerset 3 Aug 1957 27 May 1972 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Minister for Local Government and Conservation 26 Sep 1963 29 May 1969
Minister for Public Works and Local Government 4 May 1961 26 Sep 1963

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include bowls. Executive member, Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies; President, Boonah Show Society (13 years); Past President, Boonah Rotary Club

Publications: State Water Schemes: Our case for Federal aid, Local Government 62, 11 (1967), p. 58

Sources: Image sourced from 'Three Decades of Queensland Political History 1929-1960' by Clem Lack, 1962; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Legge, JS, 'Who's Who in Australia', XIXth Edition, 1968, (Melbourne, Vic: The Herald and Weekly Times Limited)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 23 August 2017]