Richard Wild (judge)

Sir Herbert Richard Churton Wild GBE KCMG QC (20 September 1912 – 22 May 1978) was the ninth Chief Justice of New Zealand. Wild was born in Blenheim but attended Feilding Agricultural High School.

Sir Richard Wild

9th Chief Justice of New Zealand
In office
18 January 1966  20 January 1978
Nominated byKeith Holyoake
Appointed bySir Bernard Fergusson
Preceded byHarold Barrowclough
Succeeded byRonald Davison
Personal details
Born(1912-09-20)20 September 1912
Blenheim, New Zealand
Died22 May 1978(1978-05-22) (aged 65)
Wellington, New Zealand

Chief Justice

He famously decided the case of Fitzgerald v Muldoon and Others in 1976.

Wild was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1977. He resigned as Chief Justice in early 1978 and died shortly after. One of Sir Richard's sons, John Wild QC, was later appointed a Justice of the New Zealand Court of Appeal.

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