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New Boston in Scioto County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997)

 
 
The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
1. The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997) Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2000 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, The Village of New Boston, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-73.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 38° 45.315′ N, 82° 55.762′ W. Marker is in New Boston, Ohio, in Scioto County. Marker is at the intersection of Gallia Street
The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 3, 2012
2. The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997) Marker
Looking west along Gallia Street
and Lakeshore Drive, on the right when traveling west on Gallia Street. Marker is in Millbrook Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4342 Gallia Street, Portsmouth OH 45662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Enterprise Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 1.8 miles away in Kentucky); Sciotoville Bridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Spartan Municipal Stadium (approx. 3.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Scioto County KIA-MIA Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Crossing at Scioto County / The Underground Railroad (approx. 4 miles away); Bigelow Church (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Vern Riffe State Office Tower, Columbus, Ohio. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997)Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
3. The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997)Photo on Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 323 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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