Daniel J. Ryan
|Daniel Joseph Ryan|
|Sketch by Henry Howe|
|25th Ohio Secretary of State|
January 1, 1889 – April, 1891
|Preceded by||James S. Robinson|
|Succeeded by||Christian L. Poorman|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Scioto County district
January 7, 1884 – January 1, 1888
|Preceded by||Daniel McFarland, Sr.|
|Succeeded by||John C. Coates|
January 1, 1855|
|Died||June 15, 1923
|Resting place||Green Lawn Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Myra L. Kerr|
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Daniel J. Ryan was born January, 1855 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lived till age seven when his family moved to Portsmouth, Ohio. His parents were John and Honora Ryan, natives of Ireland. He attended public schools and graduated from high school in 1875. In 1877 he was admitted to the bar. In April 1877, he was elected City Solicitor of Portsmouth, and re-elected in 1879. In 1883 Ryan was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives for the 66th General Assembly, and re-elected in 1885 for the 67th, where he was chosen Speaker pro tem. Ryan was elected Secretary of State in 1888, and re-elected in 1890. He resigned as Secretary of State April, 1891, to accept the office of Commissioner of the World's Fair for the State of Ohio.
Ryan was married to Myra L. Kerr of Portsmouth on January 10, 1884, had three children who died young, and two daughters who survived him. Secretary of State was his last elected office, and he devoted his later years to private practice and literary pursuits. Ryan served on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Historical Society for thirty-four years.
- Ryan, Daniel J (1885). Arbitration between Capital and Labor. Columbus, Ohio: A H Smythe.
- Ryan, Daniel J (1888). A History of Ohio with Biographical Sketches of her Governors and the Ordinance of 1787. Columbus, Ohio: A H Smythe.
- Ryan, Daniel J (1911). The Civil War Literature of Ohio. Cleveland, Ohio: Burrows Brothers Company.
- History of Ohio volumes 1-5 : 1912, volume 6 : 1915 :
- Randall, Emilius; Ryan, Daniel Joseph (1912). History of Ohio: the Rise and Progress of an American State 1. New York: The Century History Company.
- Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, Volume 5, Volume 6
- Ryan, Daniel J (1917). Ohio in Four Wars.
- Ryan, Daniel J. "Nullification in Ohio". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications 2: 413–422.
- Ryan, Daniel J. "The Scioto Company and its Purchase". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications 3: 109–141.
- Ryan, Daniel J. "The First Constitution: What Influenced its Adoption and its Influence on Ohio". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications 12: 11–23.
- Ryan, Daniel J. "Ohio in the Mexican War". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications 21: 277–295.
- Ryan, Daniel J. "Lincoln and Ohio". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications 32: 7–281.
- Galbreath 1923 : 573
- Smith 1898 : 568
- Ohio 1917 : 299
- Gilkey, Elliott Howard, ed. (1901). The Ohio Hundred Year Book: a Handbook of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio .... State of Ohio. p. 425.
- Galbreath 1923 : 577
- Galbreath 1923 : 582
- Galbreath 1923 : 580
- Galbreath 1923 : 571
- "Green Lawn Cemetery Burial Records". Retrieved 2011-12-13.
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
- Ohio General Assembly (1917). Manual of legislative practice in the General Assembly. State of Ohio.
- Galbreath, C.B (1923). "Daniel Joseph Ryan". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications 32: 571–589.
- The National cyclopaedia of American biography: being the history ... 8. New York: James T White and Company. 1900. p. 300.
- Daniel J. Ryan at Find a Grave