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Richard Arthur Wiley

Richard Arthur Wiley, American Lawyer. Bar: Massachusetts 1954, United States Court Military Appeals 1954, United States District Court Massachusetts 1962, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1985. Decorated Air Force Commendation medal; recipient Deputy Defense Distinguished Public Svc. medal, 1977; Rhodes scholar, 1949.


Wiley, Richard Arthur was born on July 18, 1928 in Brooklyn. Son of Arthur Ross and Anna Thorsen (Holder) Wiley.


AB, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1948. Doctor of Laws, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1994. Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxford University, England, 1951.

Master of Laws, Harvard University, 1959.


Attorney, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, Boston, 1956-1958;from attorney to managing partner, Bingham, Dana & Gould, Boston, 1959-1976;general counsel, assistant secretary, Department Defense, 1976-1977;vice president, counsel, First National Bank Boston, 1977-1978;executive vice president, First National Bank Boston, 1978-1985;executive vice president, Bank of Boston corporation, 1985;partner, Csaplar & Bok, Boston, 1986-1990;member Executive Committee, Csaplar & Bok, Boston, 1987-1990;chairman, Csaplar & Bok, Boston, 1989-1990;of counsel, Csaplar & Bok, Boston, 1990;of counsel, Gaston & Snow, Boston, 1990-1991;director, Powers and Hall Professional Corporation, Boston, 1991-1994;of counsel, Powers and Hall Professional Corporation, Boston, 1994-1995;of counsel, Hill & Barlow, Boston, since 1995. Board directors, chairman Automated Assemblies Corporation, Massachusetts Higher Education Assistance Corporation. Board directors GigaNet, Inc., Nomadic Structures, Inc., Nypro, Inc., Carlo Gavazzi, Inc., World Shelters, Inc.

Lecturer Boston University Law School, 1961-1964. Past vice chairman New England Conference on Doing Business Abroad;trustee New England Legal Foundation, chairman, 1980-1983. Adjunct lecturer government andlegal studies Bowdoin College, since 1995.

Adjunct Professor law Boston College Law School, since 1998.


Board overseers Bowdoin College, 1966-1981, president, 1977-1980, trustee, 1981-1993, trustee emeritus, since 1993. Member Massachusetts Education Financing Authority, 1986-1991, chairman, 1987-1991. Member Wellesley (Massachusetts) Town Meeting, 1971-1975, member finance advising committee, 1973-1974.

Chairman Massachusetts Board Regents of Higher Education, 1991. Board regents Task Force on Student Finance Aid, 1987. Member Massachusetts Higher Education Coord.

Council, 1991-1995, vice chairman, 1991-1993, chairman, 1993-1995. Chairman lawyers division United Way Massachusetts Bay, 1975. Member development committee, trustees of donations Episcopal Diocese Massachusetts, 1971-1975.

Trustee, Executive Committee North Conway Institute, member, 1980-1992, chairman, 1988-1992. Board of trustees International Council Trust, Boston. Trustee, member Executive Committee, chairman Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, 1989-1992.

Chairman of the board of trustees World Peace Foundation, Boston, 1983-1995. Corporator Schepens Eye Research Institute, 1991-1995. Deputy chairman planning Massachusetts representative state committee, 1971, vice chairman finance committee, 1971-1972.

Board directors Education Resources Institute Officer United States Air Force, 1953-1956. Member American Bar Association (vice chairman foreign and international business law committee 1967-1969), Boston Bar Association (Executive Committee, antitrust committee 1965-1968), Council on Foreign Relations, Boston Committee on Foreign Relations (member Executive Committee, chairman 1980-1983), Phi Beta Kappa. M C.


Married Carole Jean Smith, August 13, 1955. Children: Kendra Elizabeth, Stewart Alan, Garett Smith.