Richter, Lothar

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Richter, Lothar

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1894 - 1948

History

Born in 1894 in Silesia, Germany, Lothar Richter was the son of a German Barrister. He passed away in 1948 due to a traffic accident, leaving behind his wife, Johanna, and their son, Eckhart. Lothar Richter studied classics as well as philosophy, Lutheran ideology, political science, and law, achieving Doctorates in the latter two. After notable scholarly accomplishments, he became a civil servant in the Reich Department of Labour in Berlin in 1920. While there he helped draft the new Poor Law and worked on laws surrounding workmen's compensation, health, and employment. In 1933 he and his wife, Johanna, left Germany with their young son. They left for England where Richter held a temporary position at Leeds through the help of the Archbishop of Canterbury. After several written exchanges, the President of Dalhousie, Carleton Stanley, hired Lothar Richter in 1934 as a Professor of German, with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation funding his salary. He was well received on his arrival in Canada, delivering lectures that included German literature and political science. Richter is best remembered for is founding the Institute of Public Affairs in 1936. Johanna Richter taught several of his German courses so he could devote his time to the Institute, which was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and aimed to unite academic research with practical application in the community. The work of the Institute contributed largely to the local community, such as through the development of the Nova Scotia Bureau, Maritime Bureau of Industrial Relations, and the Maritime Labour Institute. Lothar Richter was also behind the creation of Public Affairs in 1937, Dalhousie’s second quarterly publication.

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Dalhousie University. Institute of Public Affairs (1936-2003)

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associative

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Dalhousie University. Institute of Public Affairs is the associate of Richter, Lothar

Dates of the relationship

1936

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Lothar Richter founded the Institute of Public Affairs in 1936.

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Stanley, Carleton Wellesley (1886-1971)

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associative

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Stanley, Carleton Wellesley is the associate of Richter, Lothar

Dates of the relationship

1934

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Lothar Richter was hired by President of Dalhousie Carleton Stanley as a professor of German in 1934.

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Dalhousie University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. (1989-)

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associative

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1934

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Lothar Richter was a professor in the German department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd Edition

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Authority record written by Christine Cousins in July 2017.
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