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Thomas Jefferson RYAN

(1890-1968)

RYAN, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from New York; born in New York City June 17, 1890; attended the public schools and the College of the City of New York; was graduated from the scientific school of Fordham University, New York City, in 1908 and from the law department of that institution in 1911; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in New York City; was wounded while serving as an aviator in France during the First World War; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; delegate to the State convention in 1922; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; special deputy attorney general of New York in 1925; served as counsel to the Alien Property Custodian 1925-1930; affiliated with the Democratic Party in 1926; resumed the practice of law and was a special deputy attorney of New York; retired in 1950 to Coral Gables, Fla.; died in Miami, Fla., November 10, 1968; interment in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island City, N.Y.

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

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