James Ryan (Wisconsin politician)

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James Ryan (March 24, 1830 – January 5, 1913) was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate and the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Ryan was born on March 24, 1830 in what would become Fort Howard, Wisconsin.[1] He was a publisher by trade[2] and editor of The Crescent.[1] He married twice: to Mary Griffis in 1858, and to Caroline Studley in 1906.[1] He died at his home in Appleton in 1913.[1]

Political career[edit]

Ryan was a member of the Senate from the 22nd District during the 1876 and 1877 sessions[1] and a member of the Assembly during the 1882 and 1883 sessions.[3] Additionally, he was an alderman and City Treasurer of Appleton, Wisconsin.[1] He was a Democrat.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "James Ryan, Appleton, Dies". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. January 7, 1913. p. 11. Retrieved January 3, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ THE LEGISLATIVE MANUAL OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN (16th ed.). Madison, Wis. 1877. p. 452. 
  3. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book 2007 - 2008. pp. 112, 172.