Baptist minister, college president, university professor. Born– July 16, 1849, Pineville. Parents– Enoch and Sophronia (Autry) Riley. Married– Emma Shaw, June 21, 1876. Children– Eight. Education– Erskine College, A.B., 1871; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Crozier Theological Seminary. Ordained to the Baptist Church, 1872 and served churches in Carlowville, Snow Hill, Livingston, Opelika, Ala., and Albany, Ga.  President of Howard College, 1888-1898; taught at the University of Georgia, 1893-1900; pastored a church in Houston, Tex., 1900-1906; Superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Texas, 1907-1909.


Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. VIII and Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.


Alabama As It Is. Atlanta, Ga.; W.C. Holt, 1887.

The Baptists in the Building of the Nation. Louisville, Ky.; Baptist Book Concern, 1922.

History of Conecuh County, Alabama. S.l.; s.n., 1881.

History of the Baptists in the Southern States East of the Mississippi. Philadelphia; American Baptist Publishing Society, 1898.

History of the Baptists of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Sons 1895.

History of the Baptists of Texas. Dallas, Tex.; Author, 1907.

Index to History of the Baptists in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; William R. Snell, 1962.

The Life and Times of Booker T. Washington. New York; Fleming H. Revel Co., 1916.

Makers and Romance of Alabama History. Birmingham, Ala.; B. F. Riley, 1915.

Map of the River System of Alabama and its Basin. Montgomery, Ala.; W. C. Holt, 1887.

A Memorial History of the Baptists of Alabama. Philadelphia; Judson Press, 1923.

The White Man’s Burden. Birmingham, Ala.; B. F. Riley, 1910.