The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Sheridan, Lieut.-Col. Richard Bingham
Sheridan, Lieut.-Col. Richard Bingham,entered the Queensland public service in 1864, and became sub-collector of customs, retiring on a pension in 1883. He accepted office, as a member of the Executive Council without portfolio, in the first Griffith Ministry, in Nov. 1883. On Mr. Mein being promoted to the bench, in Jan. 1885, Mr. Sheridan succeeded him as Postmaster-General, but resigned in the following month. In Dec. 1884 he was appointed an hon. lieut.-colonel of the Queensland Defence Force, on the retired list. He is also a trustee and a member of the board of management of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.