George Richards (Australian politician)

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George Richards (25 February 1865 – 4 December 1915) was an Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly on a platform promising trams down Lyons road in Drummoyne. Elected as a Liberal candidate, he served as the member representing Drummoyne in 1913–1915.[1]

George Richards lived with his family in "East Lynne", a house in the electorate, and died of a heart attack on the bowling green leaving a widow, 3 sons and 5 daughters.[2] One of his grandsons (named after him) became the editor of Column 8.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr George Allen Richards (1865 - 1915)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-06. 
  2. ^ Obituary, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1915, page 5
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Drummoyne
1913 – 1915
Succeeded by
Alexander Graff