Richard C. Hunter (Born 1884- d. 1941) was a Nebraska Democratic politician. Born on December 3rd, 1884 in West Point, Nebraska. He moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1885. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1909; and Harvard University law school in 1910, and the law department of Columbia University in New York city in 1911 and passed the bar the same year. He started his practice in Lincoln, Nebraska then moved back to Omaha in 1912.
He was both elected to the Nebraska state house of representatives and judge of the municipal court of Omaha from 1915 to 1917. He unsuccessfully ran for attorney general in 1920 state railway commissioner in 1928. He was elected on November 6, 1934 to the United States Senate to fill the seat of Robert B. Howell and served until January 3rd, 1935.
He did not stand for reelection. He ran again and won the office of attorney general of Nebraska of 1937 to 1938. He died in Tucson, Arizona on January 23rd, 1941, and was intered in West Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Nebraska.
Preceded by: William H. Thompson(D) United States Senator from Nebraska (Class 1) 1934 - 1935 Succeeded by: Edward R. Burke (D)