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Richard Wilson Riley (born January 2, 1933), American politician, was the United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton as well as the Governor of South Carolina, is a member of the Democratic Party. January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Order: 42nd President Vice President: Al Gore Term of office: January 20, 1993 – January 20, 2001 Preceded by: George H. W. Bush Succeeded by: George W. Bush Date of birth: August 19, 1946 Place of birth: Hope, Arkansas First Lady: Hillary Rodham Clinton Political party: Democratic William Jefferson Clinton (born... A list of South Carolina Governors. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,012,012 (26th)  - Density 51. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Born in Greenville County, South Carolina, Riley graduated with honors from Furman University in 1954. He then served in the Navy from 1954-55. Later in 1959 he received a law degree from the University of South Carolina. Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Furman University Furman University is an private, coeducational, non-sectarian, liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The University of South Carolina (also known as USC, South Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, coeducational, research university. ...


Riley began in politics as a member of the House of Representatives in his home state of South Carolina, serving from 1963-66. He then moved to the State Senate, serving for ten years beginning in 1967. Riley was elected governor of South Carolina in 1979, serving a maximum of two terms ending in 1987. Upon being elected President, Bill Clinton tapped him as Secretary of Education, a post he held for the entirety of Clinton's two terms in office. Since retiring as Secretary of Education, he has served as a Partner in the prominent law firm of Nelson, Mullins, Riley, and Scarborough. The South Carolina House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The South Carolina Senate is the upper house of the South Carolina General Assembly. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Riley married Ann Osteen Yarborough, they have four children.


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Preceded by:
Lamar Alexander
United States Secretary of Education
1993–2001
Succeeded by:
Roderick Paige


Lamar Andrew Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the junior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... The United States Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education. ... Dr. Roderick Raynor Paige (born June 17, 1933), served as the 7th United States Secretary of Education from 2001 to 2005. ...


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Richard Riley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (224 words)
Richard Wilson Riley (born January 2, 1933), American politician, was the United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton as well as the Governor of South Carolina, is a member of the Democratic Party.
Riley began in politics as a member of the House of Representatives in his home state of South Carolina, serving from 1963-66.
Riley was elected governor of South Carolina in 1979.
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