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Bob C. Riley

Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 18, 1924
Place of birthLittle Rock, Arkansas
Date of deathFebruary 16, 1994(age 69)
Place of deathArkadelphia, Arkansas
Political partyDemocratic
Acting Governor of Arkansas
In officeJanuary 3, 1975 - January 14, 1975
Succeeded byDavid Pryor
Preceded byDale Bumpers

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Bob Cowley Riley (September 18, 1924 - February 16, 1994) was an American educator and politician who served as Acting Governor of Arkansas for 11 days in 1975. He had previously been a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1946 to 1950, the mayor of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in 1966 and 1967, and the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975. Riley wore a black eyepatch because of an injury sustained in World War II.


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