June 7, 1904|
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||August 11, 1966
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||Ohio State University|
|Occupation||Businessman, insurance executive|
|Known for||Owner of the Cleveland Indians, 1949 to 1952|
Ellis W. Ryan (June 7, 1904 – August 11, 1966) was the principal owner of the Cleveland Indians of the American League from 1949 through 1952. He was born in Cleveland. A group headed by Ryan purchased the Indians from Bill Veeck. In 1952, Ryan sold his share of the franchise to Myron H. Wilson.
Following the sale of the Indians, Mr. Ryan was one of a group that purchased the Cleveland Browns in 1953. That group sold the Browns to Art Modell in 1961.
Mr. Ryan was an insurance executive in Cleveland. His insurance agency was located in the same building as the Cleveland Arena. At one time, he was a part owner of the Cleveland Arena and the Cleveland Barons minor league hockey team (AHL).
- Lee, Bill (2009). The Baseball Necrology: The Post-Baseball Lives and Deaths of Over 7,600 Major League Players and Others. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co. ISBN 9780786442393.
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