The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997)

The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997) (HM148M)

Location: Portsmouth, OH 45662 Scioto County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 45.315', W 82° 55.762'

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A native of New Boston, Vernal G. Riffe Jr. served the 92nd House District in the Ohio General Assembly from 1959 to 1994. As Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1974 through 1994, he served longer than any other speaker in the state's history. Widely regarded as Ohio's most influential legislator of the late 20th century, Riffe, a Democrat, built effective political alliances across party lines. A powerful advocate for southern Ohio, he was instrumental in the growth and expansion of Shawnee State University.
HM NumberHM148M
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number5-73
Year Placed2000
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of New Boston, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 332351 N 4291384
Decimal Degrees38.75525000, -82.92936667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.315', W 82° 55.762'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 18.90" N, 82° 55' 45.72" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4342 Gallia St, Portsmouth OH 45662, US
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