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Henry Clay Ryder

Henry Clay Ryder, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1951, Indiana 1952, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1953, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981.

Background

  • Ryder, Henry Clay was born on February 18, 1928 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of Raymond Robert and Mina Elizabeth (Arnold) Ryder.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1948. Bachelor of Laws, University Michigan, 1951. Doctor of Laws, Hanover College, 1998.

    Career

    • Associate Buschmann, Krieg, DeVault & Alexander, Indianapolis, 1953-1957, partner, 1957-1960, Roberts & Ryder and successor firms, Indianapolis, 1960-1986, Barnes & Thornburg (merger), Indianapolis, 1987-1995, of counsel, since 1996.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1951, Indiana 1952, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1953, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    President Indiana State Symphony Society Inc., 1979-1982, board directors, 1972-1991, trustee, since 1991. Chairman United Way of Greater Indianapolis, 1984. Vice chairman Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, 1979-1986, chairman, 1987-1989, member executive committee, 1979-2000.

    Trustee Purdue University, 1983-1989. Trustee Hanover College, 1979-2003, chairman, 1988-1998. Board directors History Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, 1985-1996, chairman, 1992-1995.

    Board directors Purdue Research Foundation, 1990-2006. Trustee, Athenaeum Foundation, 2007-2011. Honorary vice president Indiana Society Chicago.

    Member community board Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis University Library., 1998—2008, chairman 2003-2004. Board governors Heartland Film Festival, 2000-2004, Lieutenant United States Army, 1951-1953. Fellow: Indiana Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation.

    Member: American Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association (president sr lawyer section 2007), Indiana C. of Chamber (board directors 1991-1994), Purdue University Alumni Association (president 1975-1977, Alumni Service award 1982, Citizenship award 1989), Columbia Club Foundation (trustee 1990—2007, life trustee since 2007), Indianapolis Literature Club (president 2004-2005), Kiwanis (Downtown Indianapolis president 1983, Civic award 1981), Columbia Club (board directors 1987-1990, secretary 1988, Benjamin Harrison award 1983, Columbian of Year award 2002), Universal Service Administrative Company Benevolent Foundation (board directors, president since 1999), Universal Service Administrative Company Properties (secretary, board directors since 1986), United States Auto Club (board directors 1982—2009, President's award 1989, Eddie Edenburn award 2000), Lawyers Club of Indianapolis (president 1966).

    Connections

    • Married Ann Sater Clay, November 29, 1952 (deceased). Children: David C., Sarah Paige Hugon, Anne Ryder O'Keefe. Married Velma Iris Dean, August 27, 1976 (deceased).
    • father: Raymond Robert Ryder
    • mother: Mina Elizabeth (Arnold) Ryder
    • spouses: Ann Sater Clay
    • Velma Iris Dean
    • children: David C. Ryder
    • Sarah Paige Hugon Ryder
    • Anne Ryder O'Keefe Ryder
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    Born February 18, 1928
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