John M. Wiley

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John McClure Wiley
Member of the New York State Assembly
for Erie County, 5th District
In office
1871–1872
Preceded by Lyman Oatman
Succeeded by Robert B. Foote
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd district
In office
1889–1891
Preceded by John B. Weber
Succeeded by Thomas L. Bunting
Personal details
Born (1841-08-11)August 11, 1841
Derry, Ireland
Died August 13, 1912(1912-08-13) (aged 71)
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Resting place Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Political party Democratic
Children John Cooper Wiley

John McClure Wiley (August 11, 1841 – August 13, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Derry, Ireland, Wiley immigrated to the United States in 1850 with his parents, who settled in Erie County, New York. He attended the common schools, engaged in mercantile pursuits, and became active in the real estate business in Colden, New York.

A Democrat, He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Erie Co., 5th D.) in 1871 and 1872. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1884, 1888, and 1892.

Wiley was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1890. In 1890 he married Virginia Emmeline Cooper (1858-1934),[1] the daughter of John J. Cooper, who was Indiana State Treasurer from 1883 to 1887.[2] Their son, John Cooper Wiley, was a career diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to several foreign countries.[3]

On April 24, 1893 President Grover Cleveland appointed Wiley to be U.S. Consul at Bordeaux, France, and served until July 31, 1897.

After returning to the United States, Wiley resided in Jacksonville, Florida during the winter and Colden, New York during the summer. In his later years his summer residence was in Washington, D.C.

Wiley died in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, August 13, 1912. He was interred at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Virginia Cooper Wiley at Find A Grave[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ John J. Cooper at Find A Grave[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ Associated Press (January 27, 1934). "Dies at Washington: Mrs. Virginia Cooper Wiley; Was Member of Early Day Kokomo Family". Kokomo Tribune. Kokomo, IN. p. 3. (Subscription required (help)). 

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Lyman Oatman
New York State Assembly
Erie County, 5th District

1871–1872
Succeeded by
Robert B. Foote
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John B. Weber
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd congressional district

1889–1891
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Bunting

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.