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J. A. Riley Joseph Andrew Riley
Full Name: Joseph Andrew "Joe" Riley
Date of birth: September 22, 1883
Date of death: January 8, 1972

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 20, 1930 - Jan 13, 1931 41st (1) (2) (3)   Unknown Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
(1) 41st Legislature, 4th C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to J.A. Riley, Sam Houston Allred, Frank T. West, S. Bowden Farrar, and Arthur C. Johnson), 1/20/1930, p. 4. No committees apptd. for these members in 4th C.S. West apptd. to Education in 5th C.S. House Journal.
(2) "Only One Candidate Filed for Election," 7/25/1929, p. 1.
"The motion was then made to allow all candidates to run on the Citizens' Party ticket who would filed the pledge with the chairman, "Citizens Party to Accept All Candidates Who File for Election by August 1," 7/28/1929, p. 14.
"Both candidates have the endorsement of the Citizens Party," "Two in Race for Legislatures; Election Saturday," 8/2/1929, p. 7. Marshall Messenger.
(3) J.A. Riley, in special election 8/3/1929, sworn 1/20/1930, succeeded Benjamin Woodall, resigned 7/5/1929. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • CITIZEN'S PARTY OF HARRISON COUNTY. The party "presented itself as a nonpartisan citizens' group." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Joseph Andrew Riley (Joe A. Riley), birth date 9/22/1883, death date 1/8/1972, interment in Hallsville Cemetery, Hallsville, Harrison County. Find a Grave.
  • Joe A. Riley, former member of the Texas legislature, candidate for Harrison County Tax Assessor, "subject to the action of the Citizens Party Primaries." "J.A. Riley Seeks Office of Assessor," 6/3/1932, p. 3. Marshall Messenger.
  • Obituary, Joe A. Riley, 1/9/1972, p. 1. Former Harrison County Tax Collector and Texas Legislator. Marshall Messenger.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J. A. Riley, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 41st session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop

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