WILEY, Oliver Cicero, (1851 - 1917)


WILEY, Oliver Cicero, (brother of Ariosto Appling Wiley), a Representative from Alabama; born in Troy, Pike County, Ala., January 30, 1851; attended the common schools; member of the town council for five years; chairman of the Democratic executive committee of Pike County 1884-1886; member of the Democratic State executive committee in 1888; was president of the Alabama Midland Railway during its construction, from 1887 to 1892; president of the board of directors of the State normal college at Troy, Ala.; director of the Farmers & Merchants’ National Bank at Troy; vice president and general manager of the Standard Chemical & Oil Co. at Troy; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his brother, Ariosto Appling Wiley, and served from November 3, 1908, to March 3, 1909; died in Troy, Ala., October 18, 1917; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.