John F. Ryan

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John F. Ryan
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37th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
In office
December 4, 1901 – January 10, 1906
Preceded byEdward W. Saunders
Succeeded byWilliam D. Cardwell
In office
March 3, 1894 – December 6, 1899
Preceded byRichard H. Cardwell
Succeeded byEdward W. Saunders
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Loudoun County
In office
December 5, 1883 – January 10, 1906
Preceded byGeorge E. Plaster
Succeeded byFenton M. Love
Personal details
John Franklin Ryan

(1848-11-09)November 9, 1848
Loudoun, Virginia, U.S.
DiedNovember 30, 1936(1936-11-30) (aged 88)
Arcola, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

John Franklin Ryan (November 9, 1848 – November 30, 1936) was a Virginia politician. He represented Loudoun County in the Virginia House of Delegates, and served as that body's Speaker from 1894 until 1899, and again from 1901 until 1906.

Ryan's namesake was involved in a controversial naming of a Loudoun County Virginia School and was identified as possibly playing a hand in Virginia's Jim Crow-era segregation laws,[1] though that has not been definitely established.


  1. ^ segregation laws

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