New Hampshire Speaker of the House Richard “Dick” Hinch Passed Away Today at the Age of 71

Statement from the Office of the Speaker of the House

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Richard “Dick” Hinch, passed away today at the age of 71. He was a loving husband, father, family man, and veteran who devoted his life to public service.

We ask that Speaker Hinch’s family be given the highest level of privacy and respect as they deal with this unexpected tragedy. There are no details to share at this time, however, we ask that you please keep Speaker Hinch’s family in your warm wishes.

Speaker Hinch was elected to his 7th term as state representative for the town of Merrimack in November, and was elected Speaker of the House on December 2, 2020. He had previously served as House Republican Leader (2018-2020), and House Majority Leader (2015-2018).


Aaron Goulette

Chief of Staff

New Hampshire House of Representatives

State House Room 309

Concord, NH 03101

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