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Donald Franklin Ryman, American lawyer. Bar: (Ohio) 1951, Michigan 1959, Indiana 1986. Member of National Trust History Preservation, Buchanan Preservation Society, Pioneer Auto Association, Berrien County Bar Association, State Bar Michigan.

Background

Ryman, Donald Franklin was born on April 1, 1928 in Brady Lake, Ohio, United States. Son of Floyd Jay and Anna Grace (Hottel) Ryma.

Education

The Ohio State University (Bachelor of Arts). Harvard University (Juris Doctor).

Career

Associate firm Smith & Schnacke, Dayton, Ohio, 1955—1957. Staff attorney Clark Equipment Company, Buchanan, Michigan, 1957—1967, assistant counsel, 1967—1976, counsel corporation & finance, 1976—1982, senior counsel, since 1982, assistant secretary, since 1970. Vice president Clark Equipment Credit Corporation, since 1970.

Member Berrien County Planning Commission, 1967—1975, chairman, 1967—1972. Member Buchanan Plan Commission, 1961—1967, 1977—1984, chairman, 1963—1967, 1978—1984, Buchanan History Commission, since 1984. Board directors Four Flags Area Junior Achievement, Inc., 1966—1972, president, 1969—1970.

Member Berrien County Park and Recreation Board, 1970—1972. Secretary Buchanan Preservation Society, 1981—1983, president, since 1983, director. Trustee Berrien County History Association, since 1983, president, since 1985.

With United States Naval Reserve, 1951-1955.

Membership

Member of National Trust History Preservation, Buchanan Preservation Society, Pioneer Auto Association, Berrien County Bar Association, State Bar Michigan.

Connections

Married Martha Evelyn Payson, March 6, 1954. Children: Emily, Ann, Mary.