Stalwart Sunderland solicitor dies aged 98

Richard Heron

Richard Heron

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A SOLICITOR who served the people of Sunderland for half a century has died aged 98.

Richard Heron, of Middle Herrington, was made Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear more than 30 years ago following a successful career in the legal profession.

South Shields-born Mr Heron gained first-class honour degrees from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, before starting his legal career with Sunderland Corporation in 1935.


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