Corinne Boyd Riley

Corinne Boyd Riley ( born July 4, 1893 in Piedmont, Greenville County, South Carolina, † April 12, 1979 in Sumter, South Carolina) was an American politician. Between 1962 and 1963, she represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Corinne Riley attended the public schools of their home and afterwards until 1915, the Converse College in Spartanburg. In the following years she worked as a teacher. Between 1938 and 1942 she worked in the field for the Textbook Commission of the State of South Carolina. During the Second World War she worked between 1942 and 1944 in the personnel administration of an airbase in Sumter.

She was married to Congressman John Jacob Riley. After his death, Corinne Riley was chosen as his successor in Congress in 1962. There she ended between 10 April 1962 to January 3, 1963, Unopened legislature. Like her husband, she was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the regular congressional elections of 1962 Corinne Riley did not run. In the following years, she pulled back from politics. She died on 12 April 1979 in Sumter.