Biography of John Reilly
Orange County, NY Biographies





JOHN REILLY, assessor of the town of Highlands, Orange County, N. Y., has ably filled that office for thee past twenty years. He is a native of County Mayo, Ireland, and sailed for America in 1863 on the old ship France. He was employed for a time at Poughkeepsie and Newburgh, and in 1870 came to West Point and joined the United States Cavalry, in which he served five years, including one year and a half in the ordnance department. In 1875 Mr. Reilly established his hotel and livery, which he has conducted with much success. He has always taken an active interest in politics and is a member of the Republican county committee. Socially he is a member of the Knights of Honor and the A. O. H. He married Miss Jane Cook, daughter of ex Supervisor Cook. He was appointed postmaster of Highland Falls under President McKinley's administration, but declined the office.

From:
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908


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