Mr Richard William MURDEN (1906 - 1997)**
- Date of Birth: 22/04/1906
- Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 20/12/1997
- Place of Death: Haberfield, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||14 Feb 1953||16 Feb 1959||6yr(s) 3day(s)|
|Member for Ashfield||14 Feb 1953||6 Feb 1956||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 24day(s)|
37th (1953 - 1956)
|Member for Ashfield||3 Mar 1956||16 Feb 1959||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 14day(s)|
38th (1956 - 1959)
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Vice president of Haberfield Branch and Ashfield state conference.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Furniture maker. Educated at Stanmore Primary School, St Andrew's Cathedral School and Petersham High School; apprenticed to french polishing, Beale and Company; lost job in depression; later established his own furniture business; president of Haberfield Progress Association; president of Central Western Metropolitan Area Boy Scouts; National Trust representative; foundation member of Ashfield Community Mobile Nursing Service; warden of St Oswald's Church of England at Haberfield;
Member of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1975
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Ashfield from 1944 until 1953, 1959, Mayor from 1951 until 1952, executive member of Local Government Association of New South Wales from 1969 until 1972, regional representative of Cumberland County Council.
Son of Richard William Murden, master builder, and Emily Matilda Clayton. Married Emily Margaret Lawson on 22 June 1935 and had issue, 2 daughters.