Richard Hines ( born June 1792 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, † November 20, 1851 in Raleigh, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1825 and 1827 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.
After studying law and his 1816 was admitted as a lawyer Richard Hines began in Raleigh to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. In 1824 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
In the congressional elections of 1824 Hines was in the third constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Hooks on March 4, 1825. Since he has not been confirmed in 1826, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1827. This was marked by the debate between supporters and opponents of Andrew Jackson. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Richard Hines practiced again as a lawyer in Raleigh. He is also passed on 20 November 1851.