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Richard Riley
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6th United States Secretary of Education
In office
January 21, 1993 – January 20, 2001
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Lamar Alexander
Succeeded by Rod Paige
111th Governor of South Carolina
In office
January 10, 1979 – January 14, 1987
Lieutenant Nancy Stevenson
Michael R. Daniel
Preceded by James B. Edwards
Succeeded by Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
Member of the South Carolina State Senate
In office
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born January 2, 1933 (1933-01-02) (age 88)
Greenville, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ann Yarborough
Alma mater Furman University
University of South Carolina
Profession Lawyer
Military service
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service 1954–1955

Richard Wilson Riley (born January 2, 1933) is an American politician. He was United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton. He was the 111th Governor of South Carolina. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Riley was born on January 2, 1933 in Greenville, South Carolina. He studied at Furman University and at the University of South Carolina. Riley is currently married to Ann Yarborough. They had four children.

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