William Richert (mayor)

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William Richert
40th Mayor of Detroit, Michigan
In office
Preceded by Hazen S. Pingree
Succeeded by William C. Maybury
Personal details
Died June 16, 1912
Detroit, Michigan

William Richert (? – June 16, 1912) served as acting mayor of Detroit, Michigan from March 22, 1897 to April 5, 1897, following the resignation of Hazen S. Pingree.


William Richert served on the Detroit City Council as a Republican[1] from 1890 to 1897, and as its president in 1895 and 1897.[2] When Hazen S. Pingree was elected governor of Michigan in 1897, Richert served as acting mayor until a special election was held.[3] He ran unsuccessfully for state senate in 1899.[4]

Richert later assisted a number of Germans to settle in Alameda, Saskatchewan.[5]

William Richert died in Detroit in on June 16, 1912.[6]


  1. ^ Detroit (Mich.) City Clerk (1894), Municipal manual of the city of Detroit, p. 9 
  2. ^ The government of the city of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan: 1701 to 1907, historical and biographical, illustrated, Manusa & Wieber, 1907, pp. 67–68 
  3. ^ "Mayors of the City of Detroit". Detroit Public Library. 2006. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ Michigan Dept. of State; Michigan Dept. of Administration; Michigan Dept. of Management and Budget; Michigan Legislative Service Bureau (1899), Michigan manual, p. 626 
  5. ^ Agricultural History Society, (1947), Agricultural history, Volumes 21-23, University of California Press, p. 69 
  6. ^ "DEATH REMOVES WM. RICHERT". Detroit Free Press. June 17, 1912.