John McClure Wiley
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
for Erie County, 5th District
January 1, 1871 – December 31, 1872
|Preceded by||Lyman Oatman|
|Succeeded by||Robert B. Foote|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 33rd district
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
|Preceded by||John B. Weber|
|Succeeded by||Thomas L. Bunting|
|Born||August 11, 1841|
Derry, Ireland, U.K.
|Died||August 13, 1912 (aged 71)|
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
|Resting place||Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.|
|Children||John Cooper Wiley|
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.
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), the daughter of John J. Cooper, who was Indiana State Treasurer from 1883 to 1887. Their son, John Cooper Wiley, was a career diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to several foreign countries.
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.
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