John William Riely, January 1, 1895-August 20, 1900

John William Riely
Oil on canvas, 29 x 24 in., by Adele Williams, undated
Location: Hearing Room B

Born February 26, 1839 in Jefferson County, West Virginia
Died August 20, 1900 in Halifax County, Virginia

Elected by the General Assembly on January 6, 1894 to a term beginning January 1, 1895. Service terminated by death.

Washington College, B.A., 1861
Read law with William S. Barton in Fredericksburg

Professional career:
Private practice of law in Fredericksburg, Virginia (1867) and Halifax, Virginia (1868-1894)
Commonwealth’s attorney, Halifax County, Virginia, 1871-1894
Contributor, revision of state code, 1887

Military service:
Civil War (Confederate)

Further reading 

Elected, Court of Appeals, Staunton Spectator, January 10, 1894, col. 1, retrieved on January 23, 2014; died, 98 Va., v and vi; obituary, Judge Riely Dead, Clarke Courier, (Berryville, Va.), August 23, 1900, col. 2, retrieved on February 24, 2014; birth, education, and military service, Report of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar Association, August 6-7, 1901, 73-88; portrait, Ray O. Hummel, Jr., and Katherine M. Smith, Portraits and Statuary of Virginians Owned by the Virginia State Library, the Medical College of Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Other State Agencies (Richmond, Va.: The Virginia State Library, 1977), 103.