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Thomas Jackson Riley

Thomas Jackson Riley, American lawyer. Bar: Mississippi 1961, United States District Court Mississippi 1965, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1965. Prosecutor City of Hattiesburg, 1965, Forrest County, Hattiesburg, 1969; board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, president, 1972-1974. With United States Army, 1953-1956.

Background

  • Riley, Thomas Jackson was born on July 19, 1933 in New Hebron, Mississippi, United States. Son of James Arthur and Mary (Baker) Riley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Southern Mississippi, 1958. Bachelor of Laws, University Mississippi, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Mississippi, 1968.

    Career

    • Attorney State of Mississippi, since 1961. School board attorney Perry County Schools, New Augusta, Mississippi, since 1975, Richton (Mississippi) Schools, since 1970.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Mississippi 1961, United States District Court Mississippi 1965, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1965.

    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.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    To develop a close relationship with God could be done through many avenues, namely, reading the Bible, praying, praising, worshiping, and telling others of the Gospel.

    Membership

    Prosecutor City of Hattiesburg, 1965, Forrest County, Hattiesburg, 1969. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, president, 1972-1974. With United States Army, 1953-1956.

    Personality

    Interests

    Fishing, hunting, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Gayle Anderson, February 1, 1958;(deceased March 1981). Married Billie Anderson, November 1, 1981. Children: Thomas Jackson Junior, Mark Riley, Franklin Lawrence.
    • father: James Arthur Riley
    • mother: Mary (Baker) Riley
    • spouses: Helen Gayle Anderson
    • Billie Anderson
    • children: Thomas Jackson Junior Riley
    • Mark Riley
    • Franklin Lawrence Riley
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    Born July 19, 1933
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