RIVES, JOHN ROBERT THOMAS, 1875-

Biography:

Railroad conductor, union official; elected official, Born– Shelbyville Tenn.,June 13, 1875. Parents– Mr. and Mrs. James Monroe Rives. Married– Mamie L. Gordon, June 19, 1985. Children– two.   Moved to Worked for the L & N Railroad, 1890-1916. Elected mayor of Inglenook, 1915; Coroner of Jefferson County, 1917-21; Represented Jefferson County in the Alabama State Legislature, 1923-27; deputy president and financial agent for  the Order of Railway Conductors of America, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1932-54. Led movement for an eight-hour workday for railway employees. Assistant Sergeant-at-arms, Democratic National Convention, 1912, 1916, 1936, 1940, 1944.  Editor of The Railway Conductor, official publication of the Order of Railway Conductors. Member Masons, Odd Fellows, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Source:

Owen’s Story of Alabama, Vol. 5.

Publication(s):

Green Rives of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and Lincoln County, Tennessee, and his descendants. Birmingham, Ala.; A. H. Cather Publishing Co. 1958.