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Bob C. Riley

Bob C. RileyAKA Bob Cowley Riley

Born: 18-Sep-1924
Birthplace: Little Rock, AR
Died: 16-Feb-1994
Location of death: Arkadelphia, AR
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Arkadelphia, AR

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Arkansas, 1975

Military service: US Army (WWII, hospitalized one year for war injuries)

America's first blind Governor.

Father: Columbus Allen Riley
Mother: Winnie Craig
Wife: Claudia Zimmerman (m. 1956)
Daughter: Megen (b. 1959)

    High School: Little Rock High School, Little Rock, AR (dropped out to join USMC)
    University: BA, University of Arkansas (1950)
    University: MA, University of Arkansas (1951)
    Professor: Little Rock University (1951-55)
    University: Ed.D., University of Arkansas (1957)
    Professor: Ouachita Baptist University (1958-94)

    Governor of Arkansas (3-Jan-1975 to 14-Jan-1975)
    Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (1971-75)
    Mayor Arkadelphia, AR (1966-67)
    City Council Arkadelphia, AR (1960-66)
    Arkansas State House of Representatives (1946-50)
    Purple Heart
    Missing Eye
    Risk Factors: Blindness


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