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James Wilfrid RYAN

(1858-1907)

RYAN, James Wilfrid, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County, Pa., October 16, 1858; moved to Mahanoy City with his parents, where he attended the public schools; was graduated from the high school of Frackville, Pa.; engaged in teaching in the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Pottsville, Pa.; elected district attorney in 1892 and served until January 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); resumed the practice of law; died in Mahanoy City, Pa., on February 26, 1907; interment in the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Frackville, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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