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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.

Religion

At communion only the believer is invited to participate in the bread and cup of Christ.

Politics

Christians exercising their rights as responsible citizens may choose to endorse candidates for political office as part of the exercise of their engagement of culture.

Views

The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: 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.