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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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"A Royal Reception: Representative Riley Congradulated by His Neighbors Last Night." Wilkes-Barre Times [C.B. Snyder] 11 Nov. 1896, 5.



Session Position District Party
1897-1898 Republican
 Counties   Luzerne


08/07/1863 - 04/27/1935

RILEY, Ellsworth L., a Representative from Luzerne County; born, August 7, 1863 in Susquehanna County, Pa.; coal miner; fireman, Central Railroad of New Jersey; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1894); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1896; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1898); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Ashley, Pa. (1899-1901); locomotive engineer, Central Railroad of New Jersey; died, April 27, 1935 in Ashley, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, Maple Hill Cemetery, Hanover, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.