Architect of Vermont's billboard law passes away

01/04/08 7:04AM By Melody Bodette

The architect of Vermont's billboard law has passed away.

Ted Riehle of Grand Isle was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1965. His most notable accomplishment was the passage of Vermont's controversial ban on billboards known by some as the "Riehle bill."

A passionate environmentalist, Riehle also helped coordinate Vermont's first Green Up Day while serving as Governor Dean Davis' planning director.  Riehle later served as state director for Congressman Richard Mallary. 

In addition to his political service, Riehle was also an officer in the Navy and a veteran of three wars.

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