Richard Thrasher

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Richard Devere Thrasher
Member of Parliament
for Essex South
In office
June 1957 – June 1962
Preceded by Stuart Murray Clark
Succeeded by Eugene Whelan
Personal details
Born (1922-03-05)5 March 1922
Amherstburg, Ontario
Died 11 October 1993(1993-10-11) (aged 71)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession barrister, solicitor

Richard Devere Thrasher (5 March 1922 – 11 October 1993) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Amherstburg, Ontario and became a barrister and solicitor by career.

He was first elected at the Essex South riding in the 1957 general election and re-elected in the 1958 election during which time he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour (1959–1961, and early 1962).

Thrasher was defeated by the Liberal party's Eugene Whelan in the 1962 election and was unsuccessful in unseating Whelan at Essex South in the 1963 and 1965 elections.

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