William Richard Cutter (August 17, 1847 - June 6, 1918) was an American historian, genealogist, and writer.
Born in Woburn, Massachusetts on August 17, 1847, he was the son of Dr. Benjamin Cutter and Mary Whittemore Cutter. He attended the Woburn Public School and the Warren Academy. He developed an interest in genealogy and history from his father, and was able to conduct further research while at Yale University, building upon the genealogy of the Cutter family and historical documents begun by his father. He received his Master of Arts degree from Norwich University.
He was a secretary of the Trustees of Warren Academy. He was a member of the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars. He also served as President of the Rumford Historical Association. He was a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society until 1911.
His notable books are: