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|
|Died||August 13, 1912 (aged 71)|
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
|Resting place||Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|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.
- Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I, p. 410.
- A Biographical Congressional Directory, 1777 to 1903, p. 882.
- "A Congressman's Wedding", p. 1.
- "Dies at Washington: Mrs. Virginia Cooper Wiley; Was Member of Early Day Kokomo Family", p. 3.
- "Wiley Draws a Prize", p. 1.
- "Judge Tourgee Honored", p. 4.
- "Hon. Albion W. Tourgee", p. 5.
- "Death Notice, John McClure Wiley".
- "John M'Clure Wiley Dead", p. 7.
- "A Congressman's Wedding". San Francisco Call. San Francisco, CA. April 16, 1890.
- "Wiley Draws a Prize". Buffalo Courier. Buffalo, NY. April 26, 1893 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Judge Tourgee Honored". Buffalo Courier. Buffalo, NY. May 12, 1897 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Hon. Albion W. Tourgee". National Tribune. Washington, DC. July 8, 1897 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Death Notice, John McClure Wiley" (PDF). New York Times. New York, NY. August 14, 1912.
- "John M'Clure Wiley Dead". Indianapolis News. Indianapolis, IN. August 14, 1912 – via Newspapers.com.
- Associated Press (January 27, 1934). "Dies at Washington: Mrs. Virginia Cooper Wiley; Was Member of Early Day Kokomo Family". Kokomo Tribune. Kokomo, IN – via Newspapers.com.
- Blume, Kenneth J. (2017). Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from the Civil War to World War I. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4422-7333-7.
- United States Congress (1903). A Biographical Congressional Directory, 1777 to 1903. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.
- United States Congress. "John M. Wiley (id: W000468)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- John M. Wiley at Find a Grave
|New York Assembly|
|Preceded by |
| New York State Assembly |
Erie County, 5th District
Robert B. Foote
|U.S. House of Representatives|
|Preceded by |
John B. Weber
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives |
from New York's 33rd congressional district
Thomas L. Bunting
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.