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Carl Richter

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Carl Richter (1828-1893)

1893 Obituary [1]

CARL RICHTER was born in 1828. After filling several important mining and metallurgical posts, he was appointed in 1871 general manager of the Vereinigte Kemigsand Laurahiitte, at the head of which large undertaking he remained until his death. By his energy and technical skill he brought these works to be amongst the most important in Germany.

In 1873, representatives of the Rhenish Westphalian iron trade decided to form an association of ironmasters, and approached the Silesian ironmasters in the matter, the result being that on October 21, 1874, the association was formed with Richter as the first president. He continued to hold this office until his death.

From 1878 to 1881 he acted as parliamentary representative of the borough of Kattowitz-Zabrze, and his technical knowledge constantly proved of great value in the debates in the Reichstag. He died on August 27, 1893, at Heringsdorf after a prolonged illness.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1881.

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