Richard Riley


Richard Riley was born in Greenville, South Carolina, United States on January 2nd, 1933 and is the Politician. At the age of 91, Richard Riley biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 2, 1933
United States
Place of Birth
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
91 years old
Zodiac Sign
Lawyer, Politician
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Furman University (BA), University of South Carolina (LLB)
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Ann Yarborough
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Richard Riley Life

Richard Wilson "Dick" Riley (born January 2, 1933) is an American politician and the United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton and the 111th governor of South Carolina.

He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Riley is the only Democrat to serve two terms as governor in the state's history since the state constitution was changed to allow governors to serve consecutive terms.


Richard Riley Career

Early life and career

Richard Riley was born in Greenville, South Carolina, on January 2, 1933, to Edward P. "Ted" Riley and Martha (née Dixon) Riley. He received his law degree from the University of South Carolina, and lauded him for his accomplishments from Furman University, where he was a founding member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon's South Carolina Chapter.

Riley served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1963 to 1966. From 1967 to 1977, he served in the South Carolina Senate from 1967 to 1977.

Post-gubernatorial career

President Bill Clinton approached Riley about a nomination to the United States Supreme Court in 1993, but Riley declined. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was voted by Clinton in a controversial manner. President Clinton nominated Riley to his Cabinet as Secretary of Education in the same year. Riley worked with senior advisor Carol Rasco, the administrator of Clinton's childhood literacy campaign, to plan and implement the scheme from 1997 to 2000. Riley served as Secretary of Education until 1999, the Clintons left office. Since then, he has been a partner in Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, and has served as a board member of the Albert Shanker Institute. He endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and served as a campaign co-chair on June 27, 2007.

Riley serves as an Honorary Co-Chair for the World Justice Project. The World Justice Project is assisting in the establishment of communities of opportunity and equity around the world.