RICHARDSON, CLAUDE

Richardson_ClaudeClaude Richardson attended every annual conference from 1952–1978. From 1952–1973 he was chairman of No 10 Branch (Paddington) and from 1973–1978 chairman of No 7 Branch (Redfern). From 1953–1978 he was a member of the Executive and treasurer from 1972–1978. With others, Claude was instrumental in establishing the Police Club which opened in 1962 and has written of his experience. As his father before him, he was a staunch unionist with a longstanding commitment to protecting the rights of workers. He was sworn in on 29 July 1946 and retired on 28 January with the rank of sergeant 1st class. He passed away on 8 October 2019, aged 100 years.