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William Fitts RYAN

(1922-1972)

RYAN, William Fitts, a Representative from New York; born in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., June 28, 1922; attended the Albion schools; graduated from Princeton University in 1947 and from Columbia Law School in 1949; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in New York City in 1949; assistant district attorney, New York County, 1950-1957 and 1957-1961; served in the United States Army in the Thirty-second Infantry Division as an artillery officer with the rank of first lieutenant from 1943 to 1946, in the South Pacific; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1961, until his death in New York City, September 17, 1972; interment in St. Thomas Church Cemetery, Croom, Md.

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

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