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Richardson, Horace Frank (1854–1935)

The death occurred at his home at Belmont (V.), on Monday, of Mr. Horace F. Richardson, who represented the South-Western Province in the Legislative Council for 22 years, and who was a former mayor of the City of Geelong. Mr. Richardson was born at Geelong on November 8, 1854. He was the fourth son of the late John Richardson, who represented East Geelong in the Legislative Assembly for 13 years. On the death of his father in 1876 he was appointed secretary and treasurer of the South Barwon Shire Council. He held the office for more than 16 years, and while holding that position was appointed secretary and valuer to the Barrabool Shire Council.

Mr. Richardson had been a trustee of the Geelong branch of the Australian Natives' Association since 1897, he was a member of the South Barwon Shire Council for 33 years, and was president twice. He was a member of the committee of the Municipal Association for 31 years, including three years as presi dent. While a member of the Legislative Council he was an Honorary Minister in the Bowser Ministry, and Minister for Forests in the Allan-Peacock Minis try. He was formerly leader of the Legislative Council, unofficial leader of the Coun cil. and for a number of years a member of the Railways Standing Committee.

Mr. Richardson married Miss Edith Harriette, second daughter of the late Mr. William Sommers, a former mayor of Geelong. She survives. Two of their sons are auctioneers, and members of the firm of H. F. Richardson and Co. Another son is farming in the Mallee. Their only daughter is the wife of Mr. G. R. Lemon, of Sydney.

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