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Walter Richter Walter Hoppe Richter
Full Name: Walter Hoppe Richter
Date of birth: September 17, 1916
Date of death: September 8, 2003

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 8, 1963 - Nov 30, 1965 59th (1) (2)   58th (3)   Democrat Gonzales / Gonzales   Atascosa, Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Medina, Wilson
(1) Walter Richter resigned 2/14/1966. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 59th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Letter of Former Senator Richter, 2/14/1966, p. 7. Richter resigned effective 11/30/1965 (appointed Director of Texas Office of Economic Development). Senate Journal.
(3) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2005.
  • Richter, Walter Hoppe. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Navy, Lieutenant, World War II. "With the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Navy and served as an enlisted man and later as an officer." Footstone inscription: "Lt US Navy, World War II." Texas State Cemetery.
  • United States Navy. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Other Resources
  • Address at Democratic Party rally by Senator Walter Richter in Seguin, 9/4/1964, sponsored by the Seguin Young Democrats. Memo File.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Walter Richter, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walter Richter, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 58th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Claims  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Nominations  
    Nursing Profession  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Claims  
    Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Nominations  
    Public Health  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
     

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