George A. Richart

George A. Richart (1932-1942)

Was born on the family farm near Niwot, as a young man he worked in the coal and feed business, and then established a trucking firm. A solid reputation led to his selection as President of the Colorado State of Independent Truckmen's Association.

Sheriff Richart took the reins of the Sheriff Office during the depths of the Depression, also like his predecessor, enforcing Prohibition constituted a significant part of his job. With Boulder County's population reaching 35,000 Sheriff Richart appointed several "special deputies", the forerunners of the Sheriff's Posse of the 1960's and the present day Sheriff's Reserve.

Sheriff Richart served five two year terms, and then retired to Longmont, where he entered the real estate business with his son-in-law. He also served as Longmont's Mayor from 1948-1949.

After the death of Margaret Ann Richart on 13 March 1964, George married Mildred Louise Knaus Norrish on 24 October 1965. Mildred still lives in Longmont.

George and his first wife Margaret are buried in Longmont's Mountain View Cemetery.


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