Richard Wild (judge)
Sir Richard Wild
|9th Chief Justice of New Zealand|
18 January 1966 – 20 January 1978
|Nominated by||Keith Holyoake|
|Appointed by||Sir Bernard Fergusson|
|Preceded by||Harold Barrowclough|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Davison|
|Born||20 September 1912|
Blenheim, New Zealand
|Died||22 May 1978 (aged 65)|
Wellington, New Zealand
He famously decided the case of Fitzgerald v Muldoon and Others in 1976.
Wild was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1977. He resigned as Chief Justice in early 1978 and died shortly after. One of Sir Richard's sons, John Wild QC, was later appointed a Justice of the New Zealand Court of Appeal.