Dr. E. R. Richter Elementary was named in 1981 after a timeless role model, Dr. Ernest Rowland Richter.
Ernest Rowland Richter was born on July 31, 1912 in Harlingen, TX. Ernest Richter graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1935. He met Alphene Paden while she was in nursing school, and they later married in 1936. Dr. Richter practiced medicine in Dayton from 1936 to 1980.