Harold Martin RYAN, Congress, MI (1911-2007)


RYAN, Harold Martin, a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., February 6, 1911; graduated from St. Joseph’s High School, 1929; attended Ferris Institute, Big Rapids, Mich., 1929-1930; attended Michigan State College, East Lansing, Mich., 1930-1932; J.D., University of Detroit Law School, Detroit, Mich., 1935; admitted to the bar in 1935; lawyer, private practice; assistant prosecuting attorney of Wayne County, Mich., 1945-1946; member of the Michigan state senate, 1948-1962, and was minority leader for six years, 1956-1962; delegate to Michigan state conventions every two years, 1940-1970; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, and 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Louis C. Rabaut, and reelected to the Eighty-eighth Congress (February 13, 1962-January 3, 1965); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Eighty-ninth Congress in 1964; circuit court judge, Wayne County, Mich., 1976-1985; visiting judge, circuit court of Michigan, 1985 to present; died on March 8, 2007, in Detroit, Mich.

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