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Edward Riley

Edward Riley, American automotive manufacturer executive. Decorated Navy Cross (United States), Chevalier Order of Crown, Chevalier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France); commendador Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil); Commander Order of Leopold II (Belgium). Served with United States Navy, 1917-1919.


  • Riley, Edward was born on June 30, 1894 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Smith and Amy Elizabeth (Creaser) Riley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Dartmouth, 1916.


    • Became general manager General Motors Overseas Operations, 1941. Became vice president General Motors Corporation, 1942.


    Served with United States Navy, 1917-1919.


    • Married second, Winifred Warren Wood, January 29, 1938. Children by previous marriage: Edward Smith, Ruth Ann (deceased).
    • father: Edward Smith Riley
    • mother: Amy Elizabeth (Creaser) Riley
    • spouse: Winifred Warren Wood
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    Died January 7, 1962
    (aged 67)