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John B. Riley

John B. Riley, American lawyer, mayor. member Riley & Gordon; member Board Edn.


  • Riley, John B. was born on November 9, 1852 in Schuyler Falls, New York, United States. Son of Edward S. and Catherine (Smith) Riley.

  • Education

    • Educated Plattsburg (New York) Academy.


    • Admitted to New York bar, 1879, and began practice in Plattsburg. Member Riley & Gordon. School commissioner Clinton County, New York, 1875-1881.

      Mayo. of Plattsburg, 1883-1884. Superintendent Indiana schools of the United States, 1885-1888. Chief examiner New York State Civ.

      Service Commission, 1888-1893. American consul-general, Ottawa, Canada, 1893-1897. Corporate Counsel, Plattsburg, 1902-1903.

      Company judge, Clinton Company, 1910-1912. Superintendent New York state prisons, May 1912-January, 1916. President board of managers Plattsburg State Normal School, 1900.

      Member Board Education, Plattsburg.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Catholic


    Member Riley & Gordon. Member Board Edn.


    • Married A. Genevieve Desmond, September 25, 1883.
    • father: Edward S. Riley
    • mother: Catherine (Smith) Riley
    • spouse: A. Genevieve Desmond
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    Died November, 1919
    (aged 66)