Corinne Boyd RILEY, Congress, SC (1893-1979)


RILEY, Corinne Boyd, (wife of John Jacob Riley), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Piedmont, Greenville County, S.C., July 4, 1893; attended the public schools; graduated from Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C., 1915; teacher; field representative, South Carolina State Text Book Commission, 1938-1942; associated with Civilian Personnel Office, Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, S.C., 1942-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative John J. Riley (April 10, 1962-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; died on April 12, 1979, in Sumter, S.C.; remains were cremated; ashes interred in Sumter Cemetery, S.C.


”Corinne Boyd Riley” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present