Richard William Guenther
(November 30, 1845 –
April 5, 1913) was a
Prussian-born 19th century politician and pharmacist in
Potsdam, Province of
Brandenburg, Guenther received a college education and
graduated from the Royal Pharmacy in Potsdam. He immigrated to the
States in 1866, settling in New York City, New York. He moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in 1867 and engaged in the pharmaceutical business.
He was Wisconsin State Treasurer
1878 to 1882 and was elected a Republican
to the United States House of
in 1880, serving from 1881 to 1889.
was appointed consul general in
Mexico by President Benjamin Harrison in 1890, serving until
1893, in Main,
Germany by President William McKinley in 1898, serving until
1910, and to Cape Town, South
Africa by President William Howard Taft in 1910, serving
until his death in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on April 5, 1913.
He was interred in Riverside Cemetery
Guenther House in Oshkosh is listed on the U.S. National Register of