Richard Riley

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Richard Riley
Richard Riley Official Department of Education Photo.jpg
6th United States Secretary of Education
In office
January 21, 1993 – January 20, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byLamar Alexander
Succeeded byRod Paige
111th Governor of South Carolina
In office
January 10, 1979 – January 14, 1987
LieutenantNancy Stevenson
Michael R. Daniel
Preceded byJames B. Edwards
Succeeded byCarroll A. Campbell Jr.
Member of the South Carolina Senate
In office
January 10, 1967 – January 11, 1977
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byCarroll A. Campbell Jr.
Constituency3rd district (1967–1973)
2nd district (1973–1977)
Personal details
Born
Richard Wilson Riley

(1933-01-02) January 2, 1933 (age 89)
Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ann Yarborough
Children4
EducationFurman University (BA)
University of South Carolina (LLB)
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1954–1955

Richard Wilson Riley (born January 2, 1933) is an American politician. He was United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton. He was the 111th Governor of South Carolina. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Riley was born on January 2, 1933 in Greenville, South Carolina. He studied at Furman University and at the University of South Carolina. Riley is currently married to Ann Yarborough. They had four children.

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