Famous and Notable
Welcome to the "Famous and Notable Rileys" part of our Riley Family History section. This site honors Riley kin (of all spellings), including descendants, who have gained fame and recognition for their efforts in government, the arts, education, entertainment, military service, religion, science, sports and other fields.
This site is sponsored by the Riley Family Club, a national family club devoted to gathering and preserving the family history of ALL Riley, O'Rilley, O'Reiley families (and other spellings). You are urged to send information and copies of records on Riley family history to preserve in the Riley Family Library.
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Riley kin who have served in elected, appointed and professional federal offices.
- United States Congress
- Federal Courts
- Other federal offices
Riley kin who have served in elected, appointed and professional state offices
Riley kin who have served in elected, appointed and professional city and county offices, including mayor, sheriff, county commission/council, city council, city and county courts,
- Local government
Riley kin who have achieved success in the arts, including literature, sculpture, etc.
- The Arts
Business and Industry
Riley kin who have achieved notability in business and industry.
Riley kin who have achieved notability education, including state and local school superintendents, college professors, deans, college presidents, principals and teachers.
- Secondary schools
- Elected and appointed education officials
Riley kin in the movies, television and musical entertainment.
- Movies and television
Cities, towns, communities, counties, rivers, creeks, schools, colleges and other sites named for the Riley family...and who they were named for.
- Riley sites
Riley kin who have earned high marks in military service
- Military service
Riley kin who have gained notability for their service to religion
Riley kin who have earned notability for their endeavors in the fields of science.
Riley kin who have gained recognition for their athletic feats in all sports