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Roy Walter Riehlman

Roy Walter Riehlman, business executive, congressman. Recipient citation from Governor Dewey; awarded gold cup by people of Town of Tully for outstanding community service, February 10, 1942. Director Onondago County and Syracuse Community Chest; past divisional director Boy Scouts of America.

Background

  • Riehlman, Roy Walter was born on August 26, 1899 in Otisco, New York, United States. Son of Frederick and Catherine (Edinger) Riehlman.

  • Education

    • Student St. John’s Military Academy, Manlius, New York, 1916-1919, Syracuse (New York) Business School, 1919-1920.

    Career

    • Bookkeeper wholesale drug company, Syracuse, New York, 1920. Operated general store and served as postmaster, Nedrow, New York, 1921-1923. Owner and operator Tully (New York) Bakery, from 1923.

      Vice-president, director 1st National Bank of Tully, from 1941. Vice president Lu-Mar Enterprises, Inc. Supervisor (majority leader) Town of Tully, 1938-1944.

      Onondaga Company clerk, 1944-1946. Member 80th, 81st Congresses (1947-1951), 36th District New York. Member 83d-87th Congresses, 35th District New York, member of 88th Congress 34th District New York.

    Politics

    Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.

    Religion

    People who do not trust in Christ will enter into eternal condemnation. People who trust in Christ for salvation will enter into the loving presence of God for all eternity.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.

    Membership

    Member 80th, 81st Congresses (1947-1951), 36th District New York. Member 83d-87th Congresses, 35th District New York. Member of re-employment committee.

    Member Bakery Engineers of America, Tully Chamber of Commerce, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. Vice chairman Republican Party of Onondago County. Member; Mason (Shriner, Jester), O.E.S. (patron 1942-1943, district grand lecturer, 1944).

    Clubs: Rotary, Syra-Canadian Hunting and Fishing.

    Connections

    • Married Lucia Sherwood, December 18, 1920. Children: Jane Carol (Mistress Laurence Maxwell Downes), Royce Walter.
    • father: Frederick Riehlman
    • mother: Catherine (Edinger) Riehlman
    • spouse: Lucia Sherwood
    • children: Jane Carol Riehlman (Mistress Laurence Maxwell Downes)
    • Royce Walter Riehlman
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    Born August 26, 1899
    Died July 16, 1978
    (aged 78)
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