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Walter James Riley

banker

Walter James Riley, American banker. Decorated Cavelieri Magistrali, Rome Chapter, Knight of Malta (papal). Member advising committee Indiana State Department Commerce and Public Relations, 1945-1957.; Member East Chicago Manufacturers Association (founder, secretary treasurer 1915-1970.

Background

Riley, Walter James was born on December 9, 1875 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Lyman and Catherine Hoester) Riley.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Chicago-Kent College Law, 1910. Doctor of Laws, St. Joseph College, East Chicago, Indiana, 1965.

Career

Admitted to Indiana bar and began practice at East Chicago. Entered banking business, East Chicago, 1909. Founder, honorary chairman, director 1st National Bank East Chicago.

Founder, honorary chairman director Riley Company, Inc. Director Northern Indiana Public Service Company, Hammond, Indiana, 1942-1962, City judge East Chicago, 1910-1913. Member Board of Works, East Chicago, 1914-1918.

Chairman Interstate Harbor Commission, 1922-1924. Member Indiana state executive council and chairman for Lake County, Governor’s Unemployment Relief Commission, 1930-1932. Delaware Republican National Conventions, 1928, 32, 48, 52.

Honorary chairman lay advisory board St. Catherine’s Hospital. Colonel and aide-de-camp to governor, Indiana National Guard, 1917-1921.

Membership

Member advising committee Indiana State Department Commerce and Public Relations, 1945-1957. Member East Chicago Manufacturers Association (founder, secretary treasurer 1915-1970. Clubs: Chicago Athletic Association South Shore Country (Chicago).

Connections

father:
Lyman Riley

mother:
Catherine Hoester) Riley