Everard was nominated by the President of the Executive Council and sat as an independent member. In 1902 he was one of the landlord representatives during the 1902 Land Conference.
He was a lieutenant-colonel in the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) regiment of the British Army, and was granted the honorary rank of colonel on 2 August 1902. He was also High Sheriff of Meath (for 1883) and Lord Lieutenant of Meath.
He was defeated at the 1928 Seanad election but was re-elected at a by-election on 10 April 1929 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Sears. He died in office in 1929. The by-election for his seat was won by Richard A. Butler.
| Lord Lieutenant of Meath
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|New creation|| Baronet
(of Randlestown, Meath)
Richard William Everard
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