Harold Richter

Sir Harold Richter (17 January 1906 – 18 June 1979) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

Sir Harold Richter
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Somerset
In office
3 August 1957 – 27 May 1972
Preceded byAlexander Skinner
Succeeded byBill Gunn
Personal details
Harold Richter

(1906-01-17)17 January 1906
Ipswich, Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Died18 June 1979(1979-06-18) (aged 73)
Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia
Political partyCountry Party
Spouse(s)Gladys Barbara James (m.1933 d.1986)


Richter was born at Ipswich, Queensland, the son of Federick Richter and his wife Pauline (née Rack). He attended school at Teviotville state school and Ipswich Grammar School, and became a farmer at Teviotville he later owned an agricultural, manufacturing and engineering business.

On 21 January 1933 Richter married Gladys Barbara James[1] (died 1986)[2] and together had two sons and two daughters. He died at Coorparoo in June 1979[1] and was Cremated at the Mt Thompson Crematorium.[3]

Public lifeEdit

Richter was the chairman of the Boonah Shire Council from 1943 until 1947.[1]

At the 1957 Queensland state election, Richter, representing the Country Party, won the seat of Somerset at the 1957 Queensland state election. He held the seat until 1972.[1]

He held the following roles in the Country Party and the Parliament:[1]

  • Vice-president of the Queensland Country Party 1951–1955
  • President of the Queensland Country Party 1956–1960
  • Minister for Public Works and Local Government 1961–1963
  • Minister for Local Government and Conservation 1963–1969


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ Family history researchQueensland Government births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ Hon Sir Harold Richter (1906–1979) – Heaven Address. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Alexander Skinner
Member for Somerset
Succeeded by
Bill Gunn