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William Richert (mayor)

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William Richert October 28, 1858 – June 16, 19121 served as acting mayor of Detroit, Michigan from March 22, 1897 to April 5, 1897, following the resignation of Hazen S Pingree


Richert's family moved from Germany to the United States when he was a teenager, and he became a grocer and wholesale liquor distributor He served on the Detroit City Council as a Republican2 from 1890 to 1897, and as its president in 1895 and 18973 When Hazen S Pingree was elected governor of Michigan in 1897, Richert served as acting mayor until a special election was held4 He ran unsuccessfully for state senate in 18995

Richert later assisted a number of Germans to settle in Alameda, Saskatchewan6 He also worked as a foreman for the Detroit Board of Public Works

William Richert died in Detroit in on June 16, 19127 He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit8


  1. ^ "Michigan Death Records 1867-1950, entry for William Richert" Ancestrycom Provo, UT: Ancestrycom, LLC June 16, 1912 Retrieved August 30, 2017 Subscription required help 
  2. ^ Detroit Mich City Clerk 1894, Municipal manual of the city of Detroit, p 9 
  3. ^ The government of the city of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan: 1701 to 1907, historical and biographical, illustrated, Manusa & Wieber, 1907, pp 67–68 
  4. ^ "Mayors of the City of Detroit" Detroit Public Library 2006 Retrieved September 7, 2010 
  5. ^ Michigan Dept of State; Michigan Dept of Administration; Michigan Dept of Management and Budget; Michigan Legislative Service Bureau 1899, Michigan manual, p 626 
  6. ^ Agricultural History Society, 1947, Agricultural history, Volumes 21-23, University of California Press, p 69 
  7. ^ "DEATH REMOVES WM RICHERT" Detroit Free Press June 17, 1912 
  8. ^ "Michigan Death Records 1867-1950, entry for William Richert"

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