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RIVERSMITH (Soundex R162) — See also BIERSMITH, CHIVERS, COOPERSMITH, COPPERSMITH, DIVERS, DRIVER, EVERSMAN, GRIVER, HAMMERSMITH, IVERS, IVERSEN, IVERSON, KOPRIVER, MESSERSMITH, OLIVERS, RIVER, RIVERA, RIVERIUS, RIVERO, RIVERS, SCHRIVER, SCRIVER, SELIVERSTOV, SHIVERS, SHRIVER, SILVERSMITH, SIVERSON, STIVERS, UNIVERSITY, WINTERSMITH.

  RIVERSMITH: See also Edith Nourse Rogers


RIVES (Soundex R120) — See also ERIVES, HIVES, IVERS, IVES, LIVESAY, LIVESHOT, LIVESLEY, REAVES, REAVIS, REEVES, REVIS, RIES, RIEVES, RIVAS, RIVERS, RIVETS, SIVER, VEIRS, VIERS, VISSER.

  RIVES: See also James Rives Childs — Rives C. Cowden — Francis Rives Lassiter — Lawrence Wheeler Locklin — Nathaniel Jarrett Webb
  Rives, A. L. — Democrat. Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Virginia, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Rives, Alexander (1806-1885) — Born in Oak Ridge, Nelson County, Va., June 17, 1806. U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, 1871-82; retired 1882. Died in Charlottesville, Va., September 17, 1885 (age 79 years, 92 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Rives, Francis Everod (1792-1861) — also known as Francis E. Rives — of Littleton, Sussex County, Va.; Petersburg, Va. Born in Prince George County, Va., January 14, 1792. Democrat. Planter; railroad builder; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1821-31; member of Virginia state senate, 1831-36, 1848-51; U.S. Representative from Virginia 17th District, 1837-41; mayor of Petersburg, Va., 1847-48. Died in Petersburg, Va., December 26, 1861 (age 69 years, 346 days). Interment at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Va.
  Relatives: Great-granduncle of Francis Rives Lassiter (1866-1909).
  Political family: Lassiter family of Petersburg, Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rives, Giles — of Brownsville, Haywood County, Tenn. Postmaster at Brownsville, Tenn., 1901-07. Burial location unknown.
  Rives, Henry See J. Henry Rives
  Rives, J. Henry — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Virginia. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 5th Virginia District, 1879. Burial location unknown.
  Rives, John H. — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rives, Randy — Republican. Candidate in primary for Texas state senate 31st District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Rives, Richard Taylor (1895-1982) — also known as Richard T. Rives — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., January 15, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1940; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1951-66; took senior status 1966. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., October 27, 1982 (age 87 years, 285 days). Burial location unknown.
  Books about Richard T. Rives: Jack Bass, Unlikely Heroes
  Rives, Timothy (1807-1865) — of Prince George County, Va. Born June 17, 1807. Delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1850-51; delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died October 29, 1865 (age 58 years, 134 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Prince George County, Va.
  Rives, Timothy — of near Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Va. Democrat. Delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention from Prince George & Surry counties, 1901-02; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Rives, William Cabell (1793-1868) — of Milton, Albemarle County, Va. Born in Nelson County, Va., May 4, 1793. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1817-20, 1822-23; U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1823-29; U.S. Minister to France, 1829-32, 1849-53; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1832-34, 1836-39, 1841-45; Delegate from Virginia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., April 25, 1868 (age 74 years, 357 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Albemarle County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Rives and Margaret Jordan (Cabell) Rives.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Rives, Zeno John (1874-1939) — also known as Zeno J. Rives — of Litchfield, Montgomery County, Ill. Born in Indiana, 1874. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois 21st District, 1905-07. Died in 1939 (age about 65 years). Interment at Graceland Cemetery, Decatur, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


RIVET (Soundex R130) — See also PRIVETT, PRIVETTE, RAVOTTI, RIVETS, TRIVETT, TRIVETTE, VITTER.

  RIVET: See also George Rivet Van Namee
  Rivet, Joseph L. — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives 97th District; elected 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Rivet, Wilfred — of Woonsocket, Providence County, R.I. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1944, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


RIVETS (Soundex R132) — See also PRIVETT, PRIVETTE, RAVITZ, RIVES, RIVET, SOVETSKE, STIVER, TRIVETT, TRIVETTE, VERTIS.

  Rivets: See Horacio Rivero


RIVIERE (Soundex R160) — See also DUVIVIER, LARIVIERE, METIVIER, OLIVIER, OLIVIERE, REAVER, REVARE, REVERE, REVIER, REVIOR, RIVER, ROVER, SANSIVIERO, VANDIVIER, VIEREG, VIEREGGE, VIVIER, VIVIERTO.

  Riviere, Alexander — U.S. Consular Agent in Portsmouth, as of 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Rivière, G. A. — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Consular Agent for France in Mobile, Ala., 1905-07. Burial location unknown.
  Riviere, Paul — Secretary of state of Arkansas, 1979-85. Still living as of 1985.
  Riviere, T. F. — of New Brighton, Ramsey County, Minn. Postmaster at New Brighton, Minn., 1901. Burial location unknown.


RIVINGTON (Soundex R152) — See also BEVINGTON, BIVINGS, COVINGTON, DRIVINSKY, ELVINGTON, GIVING, LAVINGTON, LIVINGHOUSE, LIVINGOOD, LIVINGS, LIVINGSTON, LIVINGSTONE, LOVINGTON, OVINGTON, RIVINIUS, RIVINUS, STRIVINGS.

  RIVINGTON: See also Henry Hogeboom — John Clinton Hogeboom — H. Rivington Pyne


RIVINIUS (Soundex R152) — See also ARMINIUS, DIVINIA, DRIVINSKY, LAVINIA, MAVINIDIS, RAVENS, RIVINGTON, RIVINUS, STETTINIUS, STRIVINGS, VERDINIUS, VINI, VINICH, VINICIO, VINING, VIRGINIUS.

  Rivinius, Harry R. — of Escalon, San Joaquin County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964. Still living as of 1964.


RIVINUS (Soundex R152) — See also DRIVINSKY, LAVINUS, LEVINUS, LOVINUS, RAVENS, RIVINGTON, RIVINIUS, STRIVINGS.

  Rivinus, Edward F. — of Pennsylvania. U.S. Consul in Dresden, 1837-43. Burial location unknown.


RIVKIN (Soundex R125) — See also CHAVKIN, KIRVIN, POLIVKA, RIFKIN, RYVKA.

  Rivkin, Bob — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Rivkin, Charles H. — of Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Rivkin, Hyman — Socialist. Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Rivkin, Sadie — Socialist. Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1931. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Rivkin, William Robert (1919-1967) — also known as William R. Rivkin — of Illinois. Born in Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1919. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1962-65; Senegal, 1966-67, died in office 1967; Gambia, 1966-67, died in office 1967. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, of a heart attack, in Dakar, Senegal, March 19, 1967 (age about 47 years). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary


RIX (Soundex R200) — See also NIX, REOUX, REX, RICKS, RIECKS, RIEKSE, RUX.

  RIX: See also Rix Robinson — Rix M. Robinson — Mrs. Rix Townley
  Rix, Carl Barnett (1878-1963) — also known as Carl B. Rix — of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis. Born in Jackson, Washington County, Wis., September 30, 1878. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940. Member, American Bar Association; Order of the Coif; Delta Chi; Delta Theta Phi. Died in October, 1963 (age 85 years, 0 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, West Bend, Wis.
  Relatives: Son of Wareham Paul Rix (1844-1915) and Marie Louise (Stauffer) Rix (1847-1889); married, September 30, 1907, to Sara C. Barney (1877-1952).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Rix, Charles N. — of Hot Springs, Garland County, Ark. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1888, 1900, 1912, 1916, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Rix, Howard A. — of Salem, New London County, Conn.; Canterbury, Windham County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1905-06, 1931-32 (Salem 1905-06, Canterbury 1931-32). Burial location unknown.
  Rix, James M. — of Lancaster, Coos County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 12th District, 1852-54. Burial location unknown.
  Rix, Mark — of Shelburne, Coos County, N.H. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Shelburne, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rix, Mark S. — of Dummer, Coos County, N.H. Republican. Elected New Hampshire state house of representatives from Dummer 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


RIXEY (Soundex R200) — See also BRIXEY, ROXIE, ROXYE.

  RIXEY: See also Marion Maxwell Caskie — Clare Magee
  Rixey, John Franklin (1854-1907) — also known as John F. Rixey — of Brandy, Culpeper County, Va. Born in Virginia, 1854. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1897-1907; died in office 1907. Died February 8, 1907 (age about 52 years). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


RIXFORD (Soundex R216) — See also AXFORD, FORD, HUXFORD, LUXFORD, OXFORD, REXFORD, RIFORD, TUXFORD.

  Rixford, Bradford — of Wisconsin. Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Rixford, Frank A. — of Woonsocket, Providence County, R.I. Republican. Postmaster at Woonsocket, R.I., 1924-36. Burial location unknown.
  Rixford, William R. — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 4th District, 1855-56. Burial location unknown.


RIXMAN (Soundex R255) — See also ERIKSMOEN, KIXMILLER, SIXMA.

  Rixman, John B. — of St. Louis, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


RIXON (Soundex R250) — See also DIXON, GLIXON, HIXON, MIXON, NIXON, NIXONS, REXIN, RICHSON, RICKSON, RION, RISON, ROXANN, ROXIN, ROXON, ROXSON.

  Rixon, Helene — of Lakin, Kearny County, Kan. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1952. Female. Still living as of 1952.


RIZER (Soundex R260) — See also CRIZER, KIZER, PIZER, PRIZER, REASER, REESER, REISER, RIESER, RIGER, RIKER, RISER, RISSER, RIZNER, RIZOR.

  RIZER: See also Frank Rizer Hartzog — James Carlisle Kearse


RIZLEY (Soundex R240) — See also BAZLEY, BEAZLEY, BEEZLEY, BENZLEY, FRIZLAFF, GAZLEY, IZLAR, KINZLEY, MAIZLISH, MOZLEY, RAESLY, RILEY, RISLEY, ROUSLEY, WRISLEY.

  Rizley, Carl — of Sayre, Beckham County, Okla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rizley, Robert S. — U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1958-61. Still living as of 1961.
  Rizley, Roscoe (1892-1969) — also known as Ross Rizley — of Guymon, Texas County, Okla. Born near Beaver, Beaver County, Okla., July 5, 1892. Republican. Member of Oklahoma state senate, 1931-34; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1932, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1948, 1952 (chair, Credentials Committee; speaker); candidate for Governor of Oklahoma, 1938; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 8th District, 1941-49; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1948; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, 1956-69; died in office 1969. Died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., March 4, 1969 (age 76 years, 242 days). Interment at Elmhurst Cemetery, Guymon, Okla.
  Cross-reference: Page Belcher
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Rizley, Ross See Roscoe Rizley


RIZNER (Soundex R256) — See also DIZNEY, MIZNER, POIZNER, REISNER, REZNOR, RIESNER, RIGNER, RINER, RISNER, RIZER, ROESSNER, ROSNER, VIZNIS.

  Rizner, Andrew — of Union, Tolland County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Union; elected 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Rizner, Edward — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1957-61. Still living as of 1961.
  Rizner, Paul — of Union, Tolland County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Union; elected 1926. Burial location unknown.


RIZOR (Soundex R260) — See also ARIZONA, CARRIZOSA, IZORA, PERRIZO, REESOR, RESOR, RESSOR, RIGOR, RIZER, SANTRIZOS.

  Rizor, Lyle Adelbert — of Hartland, Livingston County, Mich. American candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976. Still living as of 1976.


RIZSAK (Soundex R220) — See also KARZIS, RACEK, RAZZACK, REZAC, ROSSUCK, RUSSEK, RUZICH.

  Rizsak, Emery J. — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1934, 1936; candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 21st District, 1950, 1952. Burial location unknown.


RIZZACAA (Soundex R220) — See also BENZACAR, GRIZZAFFI, GRIZZARD, RAZZACK, ROZYCKI, RUZICKA.

  Rizzacaa, Arcoline R. — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Republican. Candidate for Massachusetts Governor's Council 4th District, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


RIZZIE (Soundex R200) — See also BRIZZI, CILIBRIZZI, DOZZIER, EZZIE, OZZIE, REECE, REICE, RICE, RICIA, RYCE, UZZIEL, YAZZIE.

  Rizzie, Joseph W. — of Staunton, Macoupin County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Burial location unknown.


RIZZO (Soundex R200) — See also BALDIZZONE, BRIZZOLARA, IZZO, LIZZOTTE, MUNIZZO, PERRIZZO, PIZZO, PIZZOLI, PIZZOTTI, RISO, RIZZOLO, ROZZI, ROZZO, SPRIZZO.

  Rizzo, Anthony F. — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly 85th District, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Rizzo, Charles — of St. Louis, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1915-16. Burial location unknown.
  Rizzo, Frank — of Clarksboro, Gloucester County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956, 1964; chair of Gloucester County Democratic Party, 1959; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1960. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rizzo, Frank J. — of Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Liberal. Candidate for New York state assembly from Queens County 13th District, 1954, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rizzo, Frank Lazarro (1920-1991) — also known as Frank L. Rizzo; "Cisco Kid"; "The Super Cop"; "The Big Bambino"; "The General" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 23, 1920. Police officer; mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1972-80; defeated, 1983 (Democratic primary), 1987 (Republican); nominated, but died before the election 1991. Italian ancestry. Died, apparently from a heart attack, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 16, 1991 (age 70 years, 266 days). Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Pa.; statue (now gone) at Municipal Service Building Plaza, Philadelphia, Pa.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Frank Rizzo: Joseph R. Daughen, The Cop Who Would Be King : Mayor Frank Rizzo
  Rizzo, Gaetano — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Monroe County 2nd District, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Rizzo, John Joseph — Democrat. Elected Missouri state house of representatives 19th District 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Rizzo, Megan — of Delaware. Republican. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives 19th District, 1998. Female. Still living as of 1998.
  Rizzo, Paul B. — of Trenton, Mercer County, N.J. Candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1977 (Independent), 1981 (Independent, Honest, Available). Still living as of 1981.
  Rizzo, Sally — of Newton, Middlesex County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Rizzo, Sam — of Racine, Racine County, Wis. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1952; member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


RIZZOLO (Soundex R240) — See also BALDIZZONE, BRIZZOLARA, IZZO, LARRAZOLO, LIZZOTTE, MUNIZZO, PALAZZOLO, PERRIZZO, PIZZO, PIZZOLI, PIZZOTTI, RACELY, RASELEY, RASULO, RISELEY, RIZZO, ROSELLA, ROSILLA, ROSSELLI, ROSSELLO, RUSSILLO, SPRIZZO, ZOLOT, ZOLOTAS.

  Rizzolo, Victor A. — of Hillsborough Township, Somerset County, N.J. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; Somerset County Judge, 1966-70; member of New Jersey state house of assembly, 1973-75 (District 8 1973, 16th District 1974-75). Still living as of 1975.
  Relatives: Married to Mary C. Yanecek.


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