James Whitcomb Riley
- Category : 1849-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Endeavor 2
American writer known as "The Hoosier Poet" for writing verse in the dialect of Indiana, called the Hoosier State." He had no more than a grammar school education and worked as a sign painter and actor, actually a talented mimic. He later worked on the staff of a local paper as a journalist.
Riley died 7/22/1916, Indianapolis, IN.