New Boston in Scioto County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Honorable Vern Riﬀe (1925 - 1997)
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
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 and Lakeshore Drive, on the right when traveling west on Gallia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Millbrook Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4342 Gallia Street, Portsmouth OH 45662, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); All Saints' Episcopal Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Eli Kinney House (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Who Is Vern Riffe?. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at Shawnee State University. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Vern Riffe State Office Tower, Columbus, Ohio. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.