John F. Ryan

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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.

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  1. ^ segregation laws